Archive for the ‘Permaculture’ Category

  My piece of land once used to be covered by the Atlantic Rainforest.  Then, there were sugarcane plantations and cacau plantations in the area.  Part of the land was converted to grass for animals.  A large part of it is currently Atlantic Rainforest in re-generation, large parts of that have an understorage of cacau.  [...]

Mr Masanobu Fukuoka, a Japanese farmer and bio-engineer, has found a way of farming that imitates nature and therefore works with nature, instead of working against it.  His method is very similar to what has been called permaculture. It requires: no tillage (plowing, overturning the soil, digging), no weeding, no fertilizing, no prepared compost, no [...]