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Welcome Larry Korn, editor and translator of Masanobu Fukuoka's Sowing Seeds in the Desert

 
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Larry was a student of Masanobu Fukuoka and this week he will be joining us to answer questions and join in discussions about his books and experiences.



There are up to four copies of his book Sowing Seeds in the Desert up for grabs.

The book is also available to buy from amazon.com, from amazon.co.uk, or direct from the publisher at Chelsea Green

Paul made a short video with Larry about Fukuoka's work last year.



Also, a forty minute podcast.

From now through til Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the permaculture forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's daily-ish email..

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours with their snail mail address.

Larry's website is The One-Straw Revolution

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Larry and make him feel at home!
 
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Welcome Larry!

Thank you for continuing to spread the work of Fukuoka.
 
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New to the site! This is just plain great! So much content and winter is coming here in Quebec so a lot of time to read!!
 
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how timely! i literally just started desert sowing *today*!
 
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Welcome Larry! Looks like a great book.
 
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Hello everyone. I am very pleased to visit with you for the next few days. We can talk about anything you like, but I suppose at least some of the discussion will be about Fukuoka-san's "new" book, Sowing Seeds in the Desert. I wrote the word new in quotes because it is a book he published in Japanese in the mid 1990s but we are only now getting it out in English. But anything is fair game...the time I spent with Fukuoka-san and the other student workers on his farm in the 1970s, traveling with him in the United States, how we got the books published in English, Fukuoka-san's plan to revegetate the human-caused deserts of the world using the approach of natural farming, his basic world-view, the similarities and differences between natural farming and permaculture...anything. I am looking forward to this! ~Larry
 
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Welcome, Larry. You're doing a good work. Glad you're here.
 
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Ah, it's been a while since Larry Korn has been around here. Always nice to have you around .
 
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Dave Hartman,
Your post was moved to a new topic.
 
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joel graybill,
Your post was moved to a new topic.
 
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Wow, great to have you here, welcome! You've done such an amazing job translating One Straw Revolution and I very excited to hear about this new book!
 
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Thank you for this book. Looking forward. Read One Straw Revolution in 1993 on a train from south to north India... was a journey within and without. Now a full time gardener since last year. The seed was definitely sown.
 
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Dun Farmin,
Your post was moved to a new topic - posts in this thread won't count towards the promotion.

I also want to remind everyone that to win a copy of the book, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's daily-ish email..

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours with their snail mail address.
 
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So I ran the random picker which picked ten random posts from this forum for the last few days. I skip over the stuff that doesn't follow the naming convention. I then picked out the best two posts. The first was not in the daily-ish email, so .... disqualified. The second .... same thing.

So I run the program again ... ten are shown ... both disqualified

So I run the program again ... ten are shown ... both disqualified

So I run the program again ... ten are shown ... the first is in the daily-ish email! (the second is not, so only one winner this week)

Congratulations

Kari Gunnlaugsson

I will be sending you an email to ask you for your snail mail address and the email address of the person that referred you to permies.com. If that person is in the daily-ish email, then that person will also receive a book. But remember, you have to respond within 24 hours.




 
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I would really have loved to win this book, but it has been a pleasure to read larry here, thanks !
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I skip over the stuff that doesn't follow the naming convention.



Oh ... was that me? I was going to suggest donating one to the Fukuoka family so they could keep it for foreign visitors and to encourage them by how well respected the old man is.

BTW, I had one comment to make about the podcast. I seem to remember in it a big thing is made of Fukuoka taking two crops out of his fields. I just wanted to say this is quite traditional at least in the Iyo area and goes back a long way before industrial farming.

They say the area in which Fukuoka lived was the first in Japan to be cultivated in that typically square patchwork you see everywhere. (I don't know this to be true but I have heard it said).

Dun Farmin
 
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