The renewed interest in natural farming is feeding a growing catalog of articles, interviews, podcasts and videos about The One-Straw Revolution and Masanobu Fukuoka. If you know of a great news or informational video, audio, web or print piece about The One Straw Revolution or Masanobu Fukuoka, we invite you to send it to Larry Korn.

Kyoto Journal Interview with Larry Korn by Brian Covert, October 2018

Plowboy Interview
Mother Earth News: Masanobu Fukuoka
Issue #76 – July/August, 1982.

Ecological Farming: A Conversation With Fukuoka, Jackson and Mollison
Mother Earth News: Masanobu Fukuoka, Bill Mollison, Wes Jackson
March/April 1987.

Greening The Desert Interview
In Context by Robert and Diane Gilman
Autumn, 1986.

Agroinnovations Podcasts

Larry Korn discusses the life and philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka. He has been a student of Mr. Fukuoka and his teaching for more than 35 years.

Episode #105 – Part I: The life and times of Masanobu Fukuoka, the mystical experience that formed the basis for his philosophy and farming method, the methods and practice of natural rice farming, Fukuoka’s self-regenerating orchard, natural methods for pruning fruit trees, and Fukuoka in the context of Japanese spiritual traditions.

Episode #106 – Part II: Discussion of Larry’s relationship with Fukuoka through the years, the translation and publication of The One Straw Revolution, Fukuoka’s world travels, his hope for the future of world agriculture, the making of seed balls, and the difficulties Fukuoka had in conveying his message to others.

Larry Korn Interview by David Pike

In February 2010, Larry was interviewed by David Pike. The two met at a permaculture course Larry taught at the Sahale Learning Center in southwest Washington. Larry lived in Japan for four years, two of them on the farm of Masanobu Fukuoka. Mr. Fukuoka developed a unique way of natural farming that involves no plowing, no agricultural chemicals, no mechanical weeding or prepared compost. He doesn’t flood his rice fields as farmers in Asia have done for thousands of years and yet his yields are comparable or exceed the most productive farms in Japan. Read Interview by David Pike.