Our Book

Released on Oct 17, 2019, our first book Natural Farming: Heal the Soil, Heal the People, Help the Poor brings together the work of five co-authors.

The book showcases different organic methods with a common faith: that farming can be a tool to empower the people, break from poverty, and revive the land.

To purchase the book, please send email to sarm.society@daum.net on how many books you wish (USD29 per book) and the shipping address. We will get back to you with the exact price as shipping fees may differ. 

About the Book

SARM Natural Farming is composed of methods that are organic and regenerative, yet easy for poor people to follow. It is near zero-cost yet yields fantastic results, thus improving farmers’ sovereignty.
 
 
This book introduces for the first time how indigenous-wild-composite microbes collected from leaf mold “complete the cycle” and go back to the soil through the six stages. Lacto-fermenting of feed increases storability and nutrient value. Human manure in the modern system is treated as a pollutant but our safe, easy, and effective way of composting it will be useful in many settings. Lacto-fermenting of urine is a novel method.
 
 
Ramial wood chips is a fantastic soil building method developed in France but not yet widely known in the English-speaking world. Bokashi turns food waste into the best soil enhancer. Fermentation that is enhanced through seven stages using Filipino indigenous earthworm casting shows the creativity of Natural Farmers. TLUD (top-lit updraft) stove is not as well-known as rocket stove but it’s a savior technology for deforested and deprived regions because you get fire and biochar (not ash) at the same time. The book explains extracting plants, herbs, fish, bones, and eggshells with sugar or vinegar. Homemade insect and anti-fungal spray can reduce cost significantly. You concoct plant brew, liquefied sulfur, and pure soap.
 
 
<Growing Plants> goes into using these inputs for growing plants especially with easily-explained nutritive cycle. Anaerobic inputs made with starch or other organic matter are super-easy and cost nothing. Urban container gardening is a promising method that utilizes wasted packages and turns them into resources in the space limits of the city, feeding the urban poor. <Raising animals> is focused on maximizing animals’ potential where each aspect of housing, bedding, feeds, and microbial aspects are overviewed.
 
 
Grass is the ultimate soil transformer. We’ve delved into synergistic ways of existing with them. Natural fish farming is truly innovative in that you give no feed at all. Insects are the resource of the future. We’ve inserted short intro to maggots, mosquito larvae, mealworms and superworms.

 

Table of Contents

 

Congratulatory Messages

Teaching how to fish rather than giving fish (Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ DD) 6
Memory of furrow farming and natural farming (Popchin) 9
Self-reliance through Natural Farming (Pastor Yejay Lim) 13
By building soil, we build humans and communities (Chris Dernay) 15
Bad food is the cause of sickness (Hoon Park) 16
Building an economic model through Natural Farming in Asia and Africa (Kyongju Choi) 18
Healthy food comes from healthy soil (Hongrim Choi) 20
Soil is dying, people are getting sick (Duhwan Kim) 22
Fermentation is love (Changhyeon Lee) 24
Knowledge has to be affordable, easy to learn and spread (Sungkyu Kim) 27

Preface

A farming that learns from Nature (Seung Suk Lee) 30
About the book 36

 

Part 1 Bosom of Nature

Life and soil 45
Learning from Nature 49
Meaning and mission of SARM Natural Farming 51
A criticism of conventional agriculture 53
Industrial Revolution, Green Revolution, Gene Revolution 53
Fertilizer and pesticide go together 55
Machines, tillage, soil compaction 57
A criticism of organic farming: inequality, low-quality, contamination 58
Environment-agriculture-poverty are one problem 60
Soil-food-poop cycle 63
 

Part 2 Making Inputs

Soil-building microorganisms 66

Indigenous-wild-composite microorganisms 66
Soil Cycle Microorganisms 70
Soil Cycle Microbe 1 (Seed) 70
Soil Cycle Microbe 2 (Propagated) 80
Soil Cycle Microbe 3 (Activated) 82
Liquefied SCM 87
Soil Cycle Microbe 4 (Feed) 88
Making silage 88
Mixing animal feed 89
Soil Cycle Microbe 5 (Manure) 95
Soil Cycle Microbe 6 (Compost) 98
Human manure compost 100
Powder lactobacillus 102
Soil building with Bokashi 105
Fermented clay 106
Bioceramic 108
Combining Bioceramic and Fermented clay 109
Clay microbial solution 109
Bokashi Bran 111
Fermenting using Bokashi bran 111
Soil building with Ramial Chipped Wood (RCW) 116
Soil building through Tree Mulch 119
Ganda Microorganism Solidification(GMS) 123
GMS1 or Liquefied GMS (Philippines native earthworm casting, rice) 123
GMS2 (Rice bran) 129
GMS3 (Animal manure) 130
GMS4 (Forest soil) 131
GMS5 (Carbonized rice hull) 132
GMS6 (Vermicast) 133
GMS7 (Guano, bat manure) 135
Starch bubble tea (microbial solution) 139
Biochar and TLUD 145
Leaves (dry leaves and leaf mold) 149

Vital biostimulants

PureKNF Solutions & Recipes 152
PureFood Recipe 156
PureCleanser Recipe 164
PureMedicine Recipe 166
PureStructure Recipe 171
PureFuel Recipe 174
PureReproduction Recipe 176
PureMinerals Recipe 178
PurePolice Recipe 183
Important Concepts 186
SARM fermented urine 189
Aged anaerobic tea 191
Animal protein 194

Crop protection

Plant brew 197
Liquid soap (Surfactant) 201
Liquefied sulfur 205
 

Part 3 Growing Plants

Formulas & Application 210
The Maintenance Formula 211
The Soil Management Formulas 213
Plant Growth Formulas 215
Using anaerobes 218
Using natural insecticide and fungicide 220
Protocol for hot peppers 228
Urban container gardening 230
 

Part 4 Raising Animals

Kindness toward animals 237
Sunlight and air in the house 241
Bedding as a fermenter, purifier, and defense barrier 243
What to feed and how 247
Bringing out the potential 251
Grow plants and animals together 254
Grass starts life, heals the soil 259
Zero-feed Ganda natural fish farming 264
High-efficiency insect farming 280
 
 

Part 5 Building Hope

My life as a Missionary and Natural Farming (Eunha Lee) 284
Sustainable food production (Seung Suk Lee) 292
Natural Farming as if people mattered (Richard Noonan) 312
Farming for nature, of nature, by nature (Youngkoo Lim) 317
Natural Farming Way to Community Development and Empowerment (Luz Antiza Denuyo) 325
PureKNF Principles (Drake Weinert) 340
The farming we need (Rei Yoon) 351