On the ideal natural farm or urban homestead, there would be a mixture of fruit and nut trees, and beneath them vegetables, grains, and berries. Chickens would run around in the weeds and clover. When I talked about such things in Japan, I was considered unrealistic, but in the United States this idea is easier to understand for most people, and easier to carry out. When I suggested that it would be a good idea to plant fruit trees to line the streets in towns and cities and to grow vegetables instead of lawns and annual flowers, so that when the townspeople were taking a walk, they could pick and eat the fruit from the roadside, people were surprisingly enthusiastic.
Masanobu Fukuoka, „Sawing Seeds in the Desert”
This drawing was inspired by Mr. Fukuoka’s experience at the summer camp at French Meadows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It shows people camping out, delighting in the forest, the river, and the fresh mountain air. The cooking pot over the fire pit is suspended by the moon.
In the place where there is nothing, everything exists.