“How about not doing this? How about not doing that?” Masanobu Fukuoka, author of “The One Straw Xevolution”, asked himself this question when developing his do-nothing method of farming. And I’ve asked myself the same question over the years as we’ve simplified our approach by gradually eliminating a number of gardening products and practices.
But what about our remaining gardening practices? Can we simplify them further and get closer to Fukuoka’s do-nothing ideal while still getting great results?
“The One-Straw Xevolution”:
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OYR is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost, mulch, and compost tea. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc.