Larry Korn is an American who spent several years in the 1970 studying with the Japanese farmer/philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka at his farm on Shikoku Island. He also traveled with Mr. Fukuoka on his visits to the United States in 1979 and 1986.
Larry is the translator and editor of Mr. Fukuoka’s The One-Straw Revolution, editor of Sowing Seeds in the Desert, and author of the recently published One-Straw Revolutionary.
Larry grew up in Los Angeles and for some reason was always interested in Asia and Asian culture. He studied history at the University of California, Berkeley in the late 1960s specializing in the history of China.
When he graduated he decided to travel to Asia to see what it was like. He met people in Japan who were involved in the back-to-the-land movement and spent several years hitch hiking from one commune to the other and fell in love with plants and soil along the way. Eventually he made his way to Mr. Fukuoka’s farm and his life was forever changed.
Larry worked for the California Department of Forestry as a soil scientist, in wholesale and retail plant nurseries, and ran his own landscaping business in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than twenty Years.
He now lives in Ashland, a small town in southern Oregon where he teaches classes and workshops about natural farming, permaculture, local food production and building resilient, sustainable local communities.
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