Panos Manikis - Natural Farming

Panos Manikis is a student of Masanobu Fukuoka and a natural farmer.

He was born in 1950 in Greece.He studied agriculture, but at the age of 30, after a serious illness, he gave up his career as an agriculturalist and went to Japan to learn about the method of Natural Farming from Masanobu Fukuoka, the man who has inspired the philosophy of Natural Farming. 

He traveled with Fukuoka in Europe and Africa and in 1989 he started creating his own natural farm, a small paradise near Edessa, Greece.

In 1998, together with Fukuoka they organized the largest ever seeding on Earth, sowing hundreds of tons of clayballs (seed pellets) over an area of 10.000 hectares. 

In 2009, together with Damian Colucci, they organized a tour in Argentina, with many workshops from Patagonia up to Bolivia spreading the proposal for a sustainable life through natural farming.

From that time onwards, he is working on spreading the idea of self-suffiency as an answer to the world economical and social crisis, organizing practical workshops, so that people can learn how to grow their own food and become self-sufficient. 

He has helped create school gardens and urban vegetable gardens for unemployed people and has organized large seedings for the revegetation of barren mountains in various countries.

In September of  2019 Panos Manikis made a three-week tour in various cities of Croatia giving lectures and practical seminars on natural farming.

At this time, the main activities of the Natural Farming Center and Panos Manikis are practical seminars on natural farming and the establishment of natural farms in Greece and other countries.

Interview of Panos Manikis in english recorded in June of 2016

More videos of Panos Manikis are available on the official channel of the Natural Farming Center