Trained and certified by Bill Mollison in 1983, Larry is best known for his years of study with Masanobu Fukuoka, author of the One Straw Revolution. Larry not only translated this landmark book into English but also traveled with Fukuoka on his trips to the U.S. Larry applies his knowledge as a Permaculture designer and landscape contractor, teaching in both the Pacific Northwest and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Larry has a Masters Degree in soil science and teaches us to see the soil as a living, breathing organism. He also teaches about Fukuka's farming methods, which he briefly describes in this informative essay:
Masanobu Fukuoka's Natural Farming and Permaculture
by Larry Korn
Masanobu Fukuoka is a farmer/philosopher who lives on the Island of Shikoku, in southern Japan. His farming technique requires no machines, no chemicals and very little weeding. He does not plow the soil or use prepared compost and yet the condition of the soil in his orchards and fields improve each year.
His method creates no pollution and does not require fossil fuels. His method requires less labor than any other, yet the yields in his orchard and fields compare favorably with the most productive Japanese farms which use all the technical know-how of modern science.
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Joel Salatin, farmer, author of Pastured Poultry Profit$, Salad Bar Beef , You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise , and Family Friendly Farming: A Multi-Generational Home-Based Business Testament.