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July 15, 2004 8:48 PM   Subscribe

Hundreds of kinds of mixed seeds, soil humus, and dry powdered red brown clay, form the solid components of seed balls.
posted by sudama (6 comments total)
sudama - Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I was building a shade-structure today, for an organic farmer. I remembered hearing of Fukuoka's work but couldn't recall the specifics or even his name. I wanted to tell the farmer of this better method but couldn't recall anything.

I actually had thought of this - Fukuoka's better method - a number of times in the past two or three days and had racked my memory - to no avail. I was resigned to a slow, arduous trek towards the origin.

Then came your post.
posted by troutfishing at 10:07 PM on July 15, 2004

Fukuoka's book "The One-Straw Revolution" is a classic.
Bill Mollison ,Fukuoka and Wes Jackson all deserve credit for keeping alive and reviving sustainable methods of farming.
Sudama thanks for the link.
posted by thedailygrowl at 12:05 AM on July 16, 2004

Wow! So simple and elegant. What a great idea. Plus they look chocolate and salty.
posted by DenOfSizer at 6:55 AM on July 16, 2004

(Nature does the same thing with dung, but it's still a good idea)

Also, this is somewhat similar to a method used to get orchids and
their required fungus delivered to the same site for germination.
posted by milovoo at 8:42 AM on July 16, 2004

They are also good for throwing at the heads of your enemies. "Take that, eco-destroyers!!"
posted by Ogre Lawless at 8:48 AM on July 16, 2004

sudama - again, thanks. I've found a new muse/sage in Fukuoka.

He somehow melts, in my pantheon, into Sahtouris
posted by troutfishing at 8:08 PM on July 17, 2004

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