We’ve been conditioned to think that farming requires large machinery and chemical fertilizers to be sustainable. But those that work with the soil know that nature has its way of sustaining itself and correcting imbalances in the ecosystem. The Natural Farming method is a practice that lets nature have its way. Natural farmers try to imitate natural crop growth with as minimal human input as possible. This means avoiding machinery and synthetic chemicals, and relying instead on labor and natural elements. As a result, natural farmers yield healthier crops with zero trace of pollution or contamination. The ‘do nothing’ approach When you talk about the Natural Farming method, you’ll usually hear the name Masanobu Fukuoka, a farmer who wrote the book The One-Straw Revolution in 1975. Fukuoka avoided plowing and tillage. He didn’t use chemical fertilizers and herbicides, and prevented dependence on anything chemical. Fukuoka liked to call his method the ‘do-nothing’ approach—and looking at his principles, you can see why. He focused on removing instead of adding input, especially from artificial sources and industrial activity. Natural vs organic farming: what’s the difference? Because terms are easy to throw around, natural farming is usually mistaken for organic farming. That’s […]


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