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Larry Korn

Larry Korn is an American who lived and worked with Mr. Fukuoka on his farm for more than two years in the 1970s. He is the translator and editor of Mr. Fukuoka’s first English-language book, The One-Straw Revolution, and accompanied Mr. Fukuoka on his visits to the United States in 1978 and 1985. Korn studied Chinese history, soil science, and plant nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked in retail and wholesale plant nurseries in Northern California, for the California State Department of Forestry studying soil erosion in forestlands, and as a residential landscaper in the San Francisco Bay Area for twenty-five years. Korn currently lives in Ashland, Oregon, giving workshops and classes on natural farming, permaculture, local food production, and building resilient, sustainable communities.

    Larry's Books

    Sowing Seeds in the Desert

    Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security

    This revolutionary book presents Fukuoka’s plan to rehabilitate the deserts of the world using natural farming, including practical solutions for feeding a growing human population, rehabilitating damaged landscapes, reversing the spread of desertification, and providing a deep understanding of the relationship between human beings and nature. Fukuoka’s message comes right at the time when people across the world seem to have lost their frame of reference, and offers us a way forward.


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