Masanobu Fukuoka Quotes.
If we throw mother nature out the window, she comes back in the door with a pitchfork.
Weeds play an important part in building soil fertility and in balancing the biological community . . .
A farmer does not grow something in the sense that he or she creates it. That human is only a small part of the whole process by which nature expresses its being.
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
We receive our nourishment from the Mother Earth. So we should put our hands together in an attitude of prayer and say “please” and “thank you” when dealing with nature.
Since I turned the fields back to their natural state, I can’t say I’ve had any really difficult problems with insects or disease.
There is no time in modern agriculture for a farmer to write a poem or compose a song.
Giving up your ego is the shortest way to unification with nature.
The irony is that science has served only to show how small human knowledge is.
The increasing desolation of nature, the exhaustion of resources, the uneasiness and disintegration of the human spirit, all have been brought about by humanity’s trying to accomplish something.
People should relate to nature as birds do. Birds don’t run around carefully preparing fields, planting seeds, and harvesting food. They don’t create anything . . . they just receive what is there for them with a humble and grateful heart.
The greening of the desert means sowing seeds in people’s hearts and creating a green paradise of peace on earth.
There is no time in modern agriculture for a farmer to write a poem or compose a song
I believe that a revolution can begin from this one strand of straw. Seen at a glance, this rice straw may appear light and insignificant. Hardly anyone would believe that it could start a revolution. But I have come to realize the weight and power of this straw. For me, this revolution is very real.
The simple hearth of the small farm is the true center of our universe.