Farmers of Forty Centuries: Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan

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Courier Corporation, Mar 19, 2004 - Gardening - 441 pages
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How did Asian farmers work the same fields for 40,000 years without destroying the land's fertility and without applying artificial fertilizer? At the turn of the 20th century, a former official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture travelled to Asia to learn the answer. This landmark book chronicles his travels and observations on waste-free methods of cultivation that conserve natural resources. "One of the richest sources of information about peasant agriculture . . . one of the pioneer books on organic farming." — The Last Whole Earth Catalog.

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Dated but a great read as the information within is timeless. The title says it all - Sustainable agriculture for 4000 years, pre technology so it's as close to organic as can be. A permaculture primer. Read full review

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