The World’s Most Ecological Straw

Posted May 4, 2020

The original straw is grown directly by nature, ready to use in final ‘straw’ form. This straw comes from the stems of grass plants like wheat, rice, reeds, and others.

Year in Review & a Look at 2020

Posted February 8, 2020

Environmental workshops, exhibitions, community gardens, green streets, and our first eco arts festival. What will 2020 bring?

New Series: Larry Korn and the Life, Mind, and Farm of Masanobu Fukuoka

Posted January 29, 2020

A three part, short interview series, exploring the philosophy of natural farming, and how to apply it to life.

A Natural Farming Event with Lexus?

Posted December 26, 2019

We had a surprising request from a car company who wants to support young regenerative farmers…

Festivals & Events – Summer 2019

Posted June 12, 2019

From film festivals, to global academic conferences, we’ve been taking natural farming philosophy to …

2018 Year in Review

Posted January 26, 2019

People form seventeen countries came through the doors of our new art and ecology center this year, and that’s not all…

A Nature Mandala in a Shopping Mall

Posted December 23, 2018

Our experiment in engaging holiday shoppers with nature offered lessons: nothing is permanent, slow down, and there’s no need to buy…

Spring 2018 Updates from Final Straw

Posted May 1, 2018

From building a “pocket farm” and an eco art lab in Japan, to film screenings in Turkey, and books in Korea, there’s much to report …

Final Straw to Open Eco Art Space & Farm in Japan

Posted February 12, 2018

Our new home base for ecological art and media, The Branch will come alive with workshops, events, and a series of local and international artists, farmers, and…

Small Works of Art in the Forest

A mandala forms the center of the table (and color palette) during our nature art workshop at Yangjae Citizen's Forest in South Korea. (Image by SocieCity)

Posted October 28, 2017

Making art in a South Korean forest! No need to buy art supplies here, the forest gives us all the colors we need…