Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fukuoka, the old ecologist

Fukuoka Masayoshi is an old Japanese ecologist who has worked a lot in Africa and Asia, planting trees in deserts.
His method is abnormal. He doesn't do anything. That is his philosophy. Sometimes he is nicknamed "modern day Laotzu" because of this attitude.
He just uses his mud balls mixed with seeds. Thanks to their excellent combination, once the plants hatch, they help each other to grow. Some decades later the desert becomes green.
"Human beings are very stupid to think that they know something. In fact, they don't know anything, and with so-called scientific approach, they destroy the balance in nature", he says.

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