Due to a post I made to sanet-mg a few months ago, there
is some confusion about this video. I said that NFRDC is
the source of "Life in the Soil", but this it turns out,
As a background, there are two Japan-based organizations
advocating Nature Farming, each with counterpart efforts in the
United States. Each organization is based on the teachings
of Mokichi Okada, yet due to internal developments there are
now two groups.
MOA Nature Farming is tied to the Mokochi Okada Association
in Japan, which in turn, is a sponsor of the World Sustainable
Agriculture Association in various locations. MOA/WSAA have a
video titled "Life in the Soil" which sells for $50.
Kyusei Nature Farming is tied to Sekai Kyusei Kyo in Japan,
which in turn is associated with Johrei Fellowship in
various locations and NaturFarm and NFRDC in Lompoc, California.
NFRDC has a video titled "The Living Soil" which sells for $20.
In addition, the NFRDC in Lompoc, CA, sells proceedings from
three International Conferences on Kyusei Nature Farming.
The first two are $5 each, and the third is $20. The
proceedings document the use of Effective Microorganisms in
Kyusei Nature Farming, as well as provide background
information on nature farming in general.
In regards to the subject line which says "Fukuoka Videos".
This is a complete misunderstanding; there are no references
to or footage of Masanobu Fukuoka. Fukuoka's vision of natural
farming focuses on no-tillage, etc, and was developed
independently of MOA and Kyusei Nature Farming.
The "Life in the Soil" video uses root mycorrhizotron photography
to capture underground images of microbial life in the soil,
the root rhizosphere, and organic matter decay. These are compared to
above-ground farming practices which are beneficical to soil
life, such as green manuring, crop rotations, composting,
proper tillage, etc. These are tractor-based farming practices
used by MOA and Kyusei nature farmers.
Hope this is helpful, below are some key contacts.
Contacts for MOA Nature Farming:
Mokichi Okada Association (MOA)
c/o Pacific Cultural Center
1835 Vancouver Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
3510 Nuuanu Pali Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96817
MOA Nature Farming
World Sustainable Agriculture Association
8554 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Contacts for Kyusei Nature Farming:
Nature Farm Research and Development Foundation
6495 Santa Rosa Road
Lompoc, CA 93436
Nature Farming International Research and Development Ctr
> Hello everybody,
> I am looking for the video, "Life in the Soil", by the Mokichi Okada
> Association and Sakura Motion Picture Company in Japan. I am aware that it
> is available from Nature Farming Research and Development Foundation
> (NFRDC) in
> Lompoc, California. I have faxed them a couple of times and asked for the
> Japanese fax no/email (anything!) and have had no reply. Does anyone have
> the full address of the Japanese company or the email address for the
> NFRDC? Any help would be appreciated.
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