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 …

Parts of a Whole: Building a Nature Mandala

Posted April 1, 2017

It’s difficult to see in practice, how our individual voice makes up one part of a beautiful whole. The nature mandala workshop helps us experience this…

The Path to “REALtimeFOOD” in Japan

Posted September 4, 2016

A tour of food, art, ecology, and culture that brings international creatives together with local villages to explore knowledge…

That Feeling I Can’t Describe

Posted November 18, 2015

It’s something I can’t describe or explain to people, but it’s in your film…

A Nature School in Busan

Posted November 15, 2015

The leaves in these parts are finally bursting out into brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows as we head into the final leg of our Korean tour.

Flowers, Soils, Kids and Moms

Posted July 28, 2015

Our final nature art workshop in Kitakagaya is kid and mom approved…

Edinburgh Nature Mornings

Edinburgh Nature Mornings at Holyrood Park (photo: FinalStraw.org | CC BY-SA)

Posted March 5, 2014

Once a week, every week, during working hours we’re doing the following for 4 hours…

Short Take – Yoshikazu Kawaguchi, Japan

Posted December 2, 2013

We travel to Nara, Japan, to meet Yoshikazu Kawaguchi, Japan’s foremost thinker and doer in Natural Farming.

The Final Straw Project

Posted July 27, 2012

The Final Straw is a project which sets out to both examine and further the art of Natural Farming as practiced in Japan and Korea, where it has taken shape as a philosophy of respect for nature, rather than just a technical farming methodology.