Back to Eden gardening film

“BACK TO EDEN shares the story of one man’s lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the garden of Eden. The organic growing system that has resulted from Paul Gautschi’s incredible experiences has garnered the interest of visitors from around the world. However, never until now have Paul’s methods been documented and shared like this!”

He uses wood chips to create moist, rich, well-aerated, microbially vibrant soil. His only tool basically is a rake to spread the chips around. Simple.

This echoes a permaculture technique from Sepp Holzer, whose book I just read (it’s excellent!) wherein he creates raised beds using a back hoe, at the base of which are logs he has cut down usually as part of clearing land in that area. Those logs form the nutritive base of the raised bed so that no additional fertilizers will be needed. Hardwood lasts for about 10 years, if I remember, softwood not so long.


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