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Anyone Can Be a Quarter-Acre Farmer
Follow the Workings of Nature
1. Man Cannot Know Nature
Leave Nature Alone
The “Do-Nothing” Movement
Life in the Farming Villages of the Past
Disappearance of the Village Philosophy
High Growth and lhe_Faimin_g Population after World War II
How_an_Impoverished National Agricultural Policy Arose
What Lies Ahead for Modern Agriculture
Is There a Future for Natural Farming?
Science Continues on an Unending Rampage
The Illusions of Science and the Farmer
Decline in the Quality of Food
Production Costs Are Not Coming Down
Increased Production Has Not Brought Increased Yields
Energy-Wasteful Modern Agriculture
Laying to Waste the Land and Sea
Nature Must Not Be Dissected
The Maze of Relative Subjectivity
Non-Discriminating Knowledge
There Is No Cause-and-Effect in Nature
The Laws of Modern Agriculture
All Laws Are Meaningless
A Critical Look at Liebig’s Law of Minimum
Where Specialized Research Has Gone Wrong
Critique-of the Inductive and Deductive Methods
High-Yield Theory Is Full of_ Holes
Two Ways of Natural Farming
Scientific Agriculture: Farming without Nature
The Entanglement of Natural and Scientific Farming
2. The Four Principles of Natural Farming
No Cultivation
No Fertilizer
No Weeding
No Pesticides
Seeing Nature as Wholistic
Do Not Look at Things Relatively
Take Perspective That Transcends Time and Space
Do Not Be Led Astray by Circumstance
Be Free of Cravings and Desires
No Plan Is the Best Plan
At the Vanguard of Modern Farming
Natural Livestock Farming
Natural Farming—In Pursuit of Nature
The Only Future for Man
Starting a Garden
Creating a Rice Paddy
Crop Rotation
The Course of Rice Cultivation in Japan
Barley and Wheat Cultivation
Second Thoughts on Post-Season Rice Cultivation
First Steps Toward Natural Rice Farming
Early Attempts at Direct-Seeding, No-Tillage Rice/Barley Succession
Natural Rice and Barley/Wheat Cropping
Direct-Seeding, No-Tillage Barley/Rice Succession with Green Manure Cover
High-Yield Cultivation of Rice and Barley
Establishing an Orchard
A Natural Three-Dimensional Orchard
Building Up Orchard Earth without Fertilizers
Disease and Insect Control
The Argument against Pruning
The Natural Form of a Fruit Tree
Natural Rotation of Vegetables
Semi-Wild Cultivation of Vegetables
Disease and Pest Resistance
Microbes as Scavengers
Pesticides in the Biosystem
What is Diet?
Tasty nice
Getting a Natural Diet
The Nature of Food
Summing Up Natural Diet
Creating True People
The Road Back to Farming
Enough Land for All
Running a Farm
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