Larry Korn, One-Straw Revolutionary

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Larry Korn, One-Straw Revolutionary

March 31, 7:00-8:30 PM

Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust

Larry Korn will give a presentation the philosophy and practices of Masanobu Fukuoka on Thursday, March 31st, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust, 10014 SW Bank Rd. The event is sponsored by the Vashon Island Growers Association and is free and open to the public.

Larry Korn was a disciple of Masanobu Fukuoka, a Japanese farmer who devoted his life to demonstrating a truly sustainable approach to agriculture. Larry lived and worked on Fukuoka’s farm for two years in the 1970s and he edited the English translation of Fukuoka’s best-selling book, “The One-Straw Revolution.” Larry also traveled with Mr Fukuoka, acting as his guide and translator during two six-week visits to the United States. On Fukuoka’s second visit in 1986 he spoke at the Second International Permaculture Conference at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, along with Bill Mollison and Wes Jackson.

Larry will talk about his recently published book, “One-Straw Revolutionary,” which is an in-depth introduction to Fukuoka’s life and work. Part memoir and part biography, this is the first English-language book that introduces Fukuoka’s philosophy and techniques in ways that are easier for Western readers to understand. Larry will also compare the similarities and differences between natural farming and Indigenous ways, traditional Japanese agriculture, organic farming, and permaculture.

The March 31st event is free, but Vashon Bookshop will have copies of One-Straw Revolutionary available for sale and autographing. In addition, Larry will also bring copies of “The One-Straw Revolution” and another of Mr Fukuoka’s books, “Sowing Seeds in the Desert.”

Larry Korn’s visit to Vashon Island is being coordinated by Mark Musick. If you have any questions about the event, call Mark at 206-463-4736. We look forward to a lively discussion about growing food and living in harmony with the earth.


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