Edinburgh: Discussion and Show

Posted November 17, 2013

Final Straw brings together three of Scotland’s sustainability experts and activists for a discussion on Food, Art, Nature, and Sustainability.

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…

[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…

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 […]

Final Straw Event in Seoul

Posted March 12, 2013

Tonight in Seoul we’re teaming up with Space Noah and Korean natural farmer, Ryosok Hong (홍려석) to produce a ‘lecture concert.’ Hmm, ‘lecture concert’ might need some explanation, it was a strange phrase to me when I first heard it used. As lecture events tend to go here, at least the ones I’ve been associated […]

Farm Photos Come to Seoul

Posted March 1, 2013

The Final Straw documentary has so far enjoyed great support here in Seoul! In between our editing tasks this week, Suhee and I installed a joint photo exhibition at Space Noah, and also had a few dozen of our handmade photo cards go on display as the ‘seasonal exhibit’ at Cafe Oui. Our thought? Stand […]

Connecting Two Farmers in South Korea

Posted January 7, 2013

Yesterday was a pretty darned happy day for us here in Korea. In April of last year, we first visited with the leading natural farmer in Korea, Mr. Seonghyun Choi (최성현), and at the same time, we took our cameras to a relatively new farmer, Mr. Ryeo-seok Hong. Hong was in his third year of natural […]

Harvesting Rice by Hand in Korea

Posted October 15, 2012

It’s been a busy month or so… to catch everyone up, I’ve started a unique MFA program at the University of Edinburgh called “Art, Space & Nature” which works between the disciplines of art, architecture, and ecology. It’s a good match for the natural farming research and imagery I’ve been gathering the past year or […]