In Edinburgh: Local Foods

Posted November 6, 2013

Deep fried Mars Bars abound, but there are also many healthy choices at local shops, farmer’s market, and co-ops…

A Garden of Mother Nature

Posted October 30, 2013

Suhee recounts her recent visit to harvest natural rice with American and Korean volunteers…

Free Food Kit

Posted August 18, 2013

The Final Straw takes part in the Eco Village Project in Yamaguchi, Japan using seeds and a call to action…

In Japan: Farming at 80

Kita Osamu at his natural farm in Tokushima, Japan

Posted August 14, 2013

Fifteen years ago, Kita left his office to plant seeds in empty lot across the street. Today he has several acres of natural farm in the city.

[HUMAN:NATURE] Symposium in Japan

Mr. Matsuzawa lectures at the [HUMAN:NATURE] symposium in Megijima, Japan.

Posted August 12, 2013

The past few months have been full of art, farming, community, and finding new appreciation of nature…

Rice Planting in Korea

Posted July 12, 2013

Last month we visited the natural farm of Seonghyun Choi (최성현) for his annual rice planting day. It’s all done by hand, and a lot of hands are needed…

May: Natural Farms and Art

Ishii Haruo at Aichi University of the Arts

Posted May 22, 2013

Final Straw has just come back from a tour of farms and arts institutions in Japan…

The Maddening Simplicity of Good Food


Posted April 22, 2013

It is absolutely absurd to think of what our food goes through before it gets put into our stomachs… the first thing, the most important thing for a farmer, is to make healthy plants and healthy people.

Japanese CSA Pioneers, and a Farming Trio


Posted April 11, 2013

In Kyoto tonight and it’s been a long few weeks of filming and travel for The Final Straw with little internet time so this next post will come in two installments! Last week, I was able to spend a great few days on farms outside of Tokyo with representatives from the “Shumei” organization, who maintain […]

Final Straw Event Recap: Seoul

Posted March 18, 2013

Suhee and I produced a lecture in Seoul this month, partly to raise awareness for The Final Straw, and partly to spread knowledge about natural farming concepts… but it was also a chance to connect with the city, to tell the story of what on earth natural farming has to do with office workers and […]