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Larry Korn

Larry Korn is an American who lived and worked on the farm of Masanobu Fukuoka for more than two years in the early 1970s. He is translator and editor of the English language edition of Mr. Fukuoka's The One-Straw Revolution and editor of his later book, Sowing Seeds in the Desert. Korn accompanied Mr. Fukuoka on his visits to the United States in 1979 and 1986. He studied Asian history, soil science, and plant nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked in wholesale and retail plant nurseries, as a soil scientist for the California Department of Forestry, and as a residential landscape contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Korn has taught many courses about permaculture, natural farming, and local food production throughout the United States. He currently lives in Ashland, Oregon.

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    Larry's Books

    One-­Straw Revolutionary

    The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka

    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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