• Organic farming methods help rebuild and replace carbon in the soil.1,2 (A study presented by Professor John Crawford at the recent Carbon Farming Conference held in New South Wales, Australia)
  • If all tillable land were turned into organic vegetable farmland, not only would people be fully fed, but up to 40% of all the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could be absorbed. This is in addition to the elimination of over 50% of emissions caused by livestock raising.3 (Rodale Institute, 2008)
  • Land used for meat production could also be returned to its natural state, which in turn helps quickly absorb vast quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere.4 (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • Changes in farming practices, such as greater efficiency in livestock farming methods and better manure management, are not sufficient to meet the UK’s 2030 goals for greenhouse-gas emissions. A reduction in meat and dairy production and consumption would more effectively mitigate global warming while improving public health and saving lives.5 (The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change.The Lancet, 2009)
  • Livestock emission reduction plans, such as providing different food sources for animals and using manure for fuel, have been found to reduce emissions only by a few percent and in fact could create more food quality and ethics problems.8 (a decade-long study by New Zealand’s AgResearch) Meat and dairy consumption must be reduced to significantly minimize livestock emissions.9 (UK Food Ethics Council Executive Director Tom MacMillan)
  • METHANE CAPTURE for energy an inadequate plan.
    • The proposal to capture methane from livestock manure in factory farms is wholly insufficient, because:
      • Most of the methane is from enteric fermentation - over three times the amount from manure.6
      • The system is not often technically or cost- feasible.
      • Digester systems are implemented usually on farms that collect large amounts of liquid manure daily. 7
      • The many serious environmental problems caused by factory farms are still unaddressed, and more than negate any benefit from methane capture.
        • Global warming / Greenhouse gas emissions
        • Biodiversity loss
        • Excessive water, food, antibiotic and fossil fuel use
        • Air, water, soil pollution
        • Unhygienic bacteria and virus breeding grounds

 Reference
Latest News
Peru bans GMOs - 2 Jan 2012
Indian state of Sikkim one-third of way to being entirely organic - 19 Dec 2011
US Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduces a bill thatprohibit open-air cultivation of genetically engineered crops - 19 …
Organic farming of chilli, cauliflower, tomato yields positive results - 13 Dec 2011
Spanish-funded project helps Hoa Binh in Âu Lạc (Vietnam) develop organic farm - 10 Nov 2011
Organic methods bring abundant harvests to a farmer in India - 10 Nov 2011
the Dominican Republic demonstrates increasing success in organic farming - 9 Nov 2011
The Magic of Findhorn: An Eco Eden on Earth Play
Consuming grapes helps protect skin cells against skin cancer - 15 Aug 2011
From Backyards to Balconies: The Joys of Growing Organic Veggies! Play
Thanet Earth: The UK’s State of the Art Hydroponics Operation Play
Sustainably:Visiting Two Vegan Organic Farms in Asia Play
Shangri-La: New Zealand’s Veganic Garden Paradise Play
Peru bans genetically modified (GM) crops - 23 Jul 2011
Australian scientists find that crop yield is improved by the presence of ants and termites in dry soil. - 14 May 2011
more  
45
Peru bans GMOs - 2 Jan 2012
44
Indian state of Sikkim one-third of way to being entirely organic - 19 Dec 2011
43
US Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduces a bill thatprohibit open-air cultivation of genetically engineered crops - 19 Dec 2011
42
Organic farming of chilli, cauliflower, tomato yields positive results - 13 Dec 2011
41
Spanish-funded project helps Hoa Binh in Âu Lạc (Vietnam) develop organic farm - 10 Nov 2011
40
Organic methods bring abundant harvests to a farmer in India - 10 Nov 2011
39
the Dominican Republic demonstrates increasing success in organic farming - 9 Nov 2011
38
The Magic of Findhorn: An Eco Eden on Earth
Part 1
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
Part 2
37
Consuming grapes helps protect skin cells against skin cancer - 15 Aug 2011
36
From Backyards to Balconies: The Joys of Growing Organic Veggies!
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
35
Thanet Earth: The UK’s State of the Art Hydroponics Operation
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
34
Sustainably:Visiting Two Vegan Organic Farms in Asia
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
33
Shangri-La: New Zealand’s Veganic Garden Paradise
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
32
Peru bans genetically modified (GM) crops - 23 Jul 2011
31
Australian scientists find that crop yield is improved by the presence of ants and termites in dry soil. - 14 May 2011
30
A South African woman helps transform neighborhoods through organic gardening. - 12 May 2011
29
Former law offenders from Nairobi, Kenya turn their lives around with organic farming. - 29 Apr 2011
28
Organic: The Future of Farming
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
27
Changes in agriculture can protect the world’s biodiversity - 6 Jun 2010
26
Paul Roos: Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective Organic Agriculture in South Africa (In Afrikaans)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
25
South Central Farm: Planting a Garden of Life
Part 1
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
Part 2
24
Yoshikazu Kawaguchi’s Natural Farming Method
Part 1
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
Part 2
23
The Journey of a Costa Rican Farmer: From Dairy to Organic Vegetable Farming (In Spanish)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
22
Towards a Greener Costa Rica: From Dairy to Organic Vegetable Farm (In Spanish)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
21
Greening the Rooftops with Organic Produce (In Chinese)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
20
Promoting Organic Agriculture: The Center for Food Safety
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
19
US town goes veg organic for the environment - 25 Dec 2009
18
Organic farming on the rise in Peru - 13 Sep 2009
17
Organic farming takes root across all continents - 2 Aug 2009
16
India promotes organic produce farming - 19 Jul 2009
 
The Magic of Findhorn: An Eco Eden on Earth
Part 1
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
Part 2
 
From Backyards to Balconies: The Joys of Growing Organic Veggies!
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Thanet Earth: The UK’s State of the Art Hydroponics Operation
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Sustainably:Visiting Two Vegan Organic Farms in Asia
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Shangri-La: New Zealand’s Veganic Garden Paradise
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Organic: The Future of Farming
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Paul Roos: Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective Organic Agriculture in South Africa (In Afrikaans)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
South Central Farm: Planting a Garden of Life
Part 1
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
Part 2
 
Yoshikazu Kawaguchi’s Natural Farming Method
Part 1
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
Part 2
 
The Journey of a Costa Rican Farmer: From Dairy to Organic Vegetable Farming (In Spanish)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Towards a Greener Costa Rica: From Dairy to Organic Vegetable Farm (In Spanish)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Greening the Rooftops with Organic Produce (In Chinese)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Promoting Organic Agriculture: The Center for Food Safety
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
No Water Required! Dry Farming in Âu Lạc (Vietnam)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Organic Farming 1, 2, 3’s
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Sand - One Story From Âu Lạc(Vietnam)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Organic Farming a sustainable solution
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Transition of Food in the 21st Century
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Using Science to Save the Planet: An Interview with Dr. Vandana Shiva (In Hindi)
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Mycologist Paul Stamets on How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Ahimsa Agriculture:Organic Farming without Soil
Part 1
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
Part 2
 
Rainwater Harvesting:An Interview with Author Brad Lancaster
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Grow vegetables to feed humans instead of raising animals
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
 
Grailville: Organic Farming to Save Planet Earth
Part 1
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
Part 2
 
The Secret to Success of Organic Farming
Part 1
If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  
Part 2
 

 
Yoshikazu Kawaguchi’s Natural Farming Method   Part 1
email to friend  E-mail this to a Friend   If you want to add this video in your blog or on your personal home page, Please click the fallowing link to copy source code  Copy source code   Print
Part 1 Play with flash player Play with windows media ( 38 MB )
Part 2 Play with flash player Play with windows media ( 42 MB )

Hallo, splendid viewers, and welcome to Planet Earth: Our Loving Home. Today we will explore a wonderful method of natural farming from Japan.

Mr. Yoshikazu Kawaguchi (川口由一) has been practicing what he calls the “Natural Farming” method in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture, Japan for 30 years.

This method is gentle to both the environment and our bodies, because it complements nature well. He developed this eco-friendly style of agriculture after falling ill from the chemical fertilizers he routinely applied to his crops. Mr. Kawaguchi also started the Akame Natural Farming School 19 years ago for those
who wished to be trained in Natural Farming.

Students can learn the systemthrough actual practice in rice fields. The Natural Farming method uses no fertilizers or chemicals, very little water and adheres to the philosophy that crops should be allowed to grow freely and thus human intervention is required only when absolutely necessary.
Let us now meet the wise Mr. Yoshikazu Kawaguchi.


For more details on Yoshikazu Kawaguchi, please visit
Iwazumi2000.cool.ne.jp