Javascript Menu by

Bullfrog Films

610-779-8226; 800-543-3764; P.O. Box 149 Oley, PA 19547
Email ListRss Info
Bookmark and Share

> Search Tips    
Bullfrog Films

is a leading source of educational DVDs & videos, with a collection of over 700 titles in these main subject areas:

  Climate Change
  Social Justice
  Developing World
  Indigenous Peoples
  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Political Science
  Performing Arts
  Women’s Studies
  Children’s Films
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .

Our site enables you to order securely online with a credit card or purchase order, or you can use our printable order form for faxing or mailing.
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



Receive occasional notice of our new releases and special offers. Your address won’t be traded or sold.

The Close to Nature Garden

Masanobu Fukuoka's ("The One Straw Revolution") unique approach to agricultural problems.

A printer-friendly version of this page

24 minutes
Produced by Rodale Press

"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings," Masanobu Fukuoka writes in his book "The One Straw Revolution." He has spent 30 years perfecting his agricultural techniques on his fertile farm in southern Japan. Fukuoka says that his approach to agricultural problems always starts with the question, "How about not doing such and such?" in contrast to most agricultural thinking which presupposes that we can improve on nature.

Mr. Fukuoka has decided not to plow, not to grow rice in flooded fields, and not to use machinery to sow or harvest. What he does do on his farm is documented in this unique record of a full year of overlapping crops.

Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1982     Copyright Date: 1982
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-462-1     VHS ISBN: 1-56026-381-0

"A handsome of heavy-handed ideology...can stir us all to take a closer look at the future of American agriculture."
Editor's Choice, Science Books and Films

"Excellent presentation of natural farming methods...all nicely blended with the thoughtful philosophy of this farmer."
EFLA's Evaluations

DVD $59
VHS $59
DVD $35
VHS $35

The Close to Nature Garden

"Can stir us all to take a closer look at the future of American agriculture." Editor's Choice, Science Books & Films

Awards and Festivals
Honorable Mention, American Film Festival

Asian Studies
Environmental Ethics
Sustainable Agriculture

Related Titles

Beyond Organic
A model of community supported agriculture in the midst of suburban sprawl.

Circle of Plenty
John Jeavons demonstrates biointensive agriculture as a way to alleviate world hunger.

Good Food
An intimate look at the farmers, ranchers, and businesses that are creating a more sustainable food system in the Pacific Northwest.

My Father's Garden
Explores sustainable agriculture and the contrast between chemical and organic farming.

Global Gardener
Permaculture helps people turn wastelands into food forests.

Garden Song
Portrait of Alan Chadwick, inventor of the Biodynamic French Intensive Method of gardening.

Home | About Us | Subjects | Specials | Titles A - Z | New Releases | FAQ | Order Information | Contact
<img src="../graphics/kitchenbf.gif" width="175" height="113" border="0" alt="">
Website design by HYPERSPHERE.
Pages generated using Film Distribution Software™

Bullfrog & Bullfrog Films are registered trademarks of Bullfrog Films, Inc.
All photographs are protected by copyright. For permission to use,
and high resolution press stills, please contact Bullfrog Films.

©2009 Bullfrog Films, Inc. All rights reserved.