Watch Beyond 50's book trailer on "The One Straw Revolution" that is narrated by the book's editor Larry Korn. In 1973, he was under the tutelage of his Sensei (teacher), Masanobu Fukuoka, who lived in Shikoku Island, Japan. Korn received a hands-on education in the art of non-cultivation and do-nothing, natural farming. Translated in many languages, Masanobu Fukuoka wrote "The One Straw Revolution," (New York Book Reviews), a classic memoir and guide. You'll learn about his philosophy and the Four Principles of Natural Farming: no cultivation; no chemical fertilizer or prepare compost; no weeding by tillage and herbicides; and no dependence on chemicals. Even though his methods require less labor, it can result in higher yields for your farm or garden.
Finding Family is the true story of the first adoptee to find his birth family through the home DNA tests that are now so common. Thanks to Richard Hill's breakthrough, thousands of adoptees are now bypassing sealed birth records to find and reunite with their first families. The book is a great read for anyone. Midwest Book Review describes it as "impressively informative, exceptionally well written, an inherently fascinating and compelling read from beginning to end." Finding Family is available in print, Kindle and audiobook formats at Amazon and elsewhere.