Farming icon Larry in town

Published 22/06/2016 | 00:00

Larry Korn.
Larry Korn.

American natural farming icon Larry Korn is the final speaker in the current Wexford Library/Future-Proof Wexford series.

In his talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday (June 23) he will speak at Wexford Library on the philosophy of natural farming and permaculture and how Ireland can benefit from making the switch to a more sustainable growing model.

Larry Korn is an iconic figure in the world of natural farming, permaculture, and sustainability. The defining move in his life was back in the 1970s when he took himself off to Japan where he lived and worked on the farm of Masanobu Fukuoka, a pioneer and world leader of the natural farming movement.

Korn is translator and editor of the English-language edition of Mr Fukuoka's The One-Straw Revolution and editor of his later book, Sowing Seeds in the Desert.

Larry Korn studied Asian history, soil science, and plant nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a soil scientist for the California Department of Forestry. He has taught many courses and workshops about natural farming, permaculture, and local food production throughout the United States. He currently lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Larry edited the new book, 'The Garden Awakening,' by award-winning Wexford gardener Mary Reynolds. He is in Wexford, at Mary's invitation, for the launch of the book. In his presentation Larry Korn will speak give an introduction to the general area of sustainable growing practices, in particular natural farming. Book on 053 9196760.

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