Saturday, August 15, 2009

Greenbooks, Natural Food Books, And My Book

I like how my book is advertised on this page, with organic farming/permaculture pioneer Masanobu Fukuoka, kind of looking over approvingly at this Swedish upstart. Lots of other great(er) books too about natural food, slow food, apples and an entire book about natto (!).

Ryokushodo is a great little book store with a spirit. It is run by Pono People who are part of Japan's microbiotic movement, and "pono" I think is a Hawaiian word meaning "righteousness" or "inner balance" if I'm not mistaken.

Quote of the day: "If we throw mother nature out the window, she comes back in the door with a pitchfork." - Masanobu Fukuoka

1 comment:

Pandabonium said...

Pono is indeed "righteousness" and the word appears in the State motto which in turn came from a proclamation of King Kamehameha III in 1843: "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono", which means, "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness".

It's not nice to fool mother nature.