I had come across the title, “One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming” by Masanobu Fukuoka, but only last night read more details about this fabulous Japanese farmer. At time of publication, he had not plowed his fields for 25 years, yet the productivity of his land was at a level as high as the best farm production levels in Japan. Of special interest was his claim to not make compost. Yet one can say that he does make compost but with much less effort. He allows the stubble and straw to just stay in the fields. He applies some chicken or duck manure, and nature does the rest in the fields. No turning. No shoveling of compost. No applying of compost in the fields.