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.

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.

Making the Film: A Search for “Root” Solutions to Social Issues

Patrick and Suhee during filming of a community project in Megijima, Japan

Posted January 31, 2016

Our best solutions revolve around the need to be connected and to form compassionate relationships…

Free Food Kit – Edinburgh

Posted December 1, 2013

In early 2013, we developed the Free Food Kit for N3 Art Lab in Japan, now it comes to Edinburgh…

Natural Agriculture in Santa Cruz

Posted July 14, 2012

News update for the Final Straw documentary: Since returning from farms in Japan and Korea, I’ve been searching more for Japanese-style natural farms on the West coast of the U.S. — they have been very hard to find/contact — and just this week a very special farm named “Shumei” has offered to give a tour […]

Week in Western Japan

Posted May 15, 2012

This week we filmed in Osaka, Nara, and Fukuoka, and each day was full of fresh local food. In Nara, our amazing Japanese interpreter and I spent an extended weekend withYoshikazu Kawaguchi, a natural farmer who runs a free monthly farming class, including free practice farming plots for students; about 300 students were in attendance […]

Our First Farm Visit in Korea

Posted April 23, 2012

Just returned to Seoul this afternoon from a beautiful mountainside farm in Hongcheon, a few hours outside of Seoul (by train and bus). The owner of the farm, Gaeguri, is not only a natural farmer, but an author on the topic as well. He was also one of the first in South Korea to take up Natural […]