Simple. Sustainable. Solutions.
I’ve been interested in getting the garden behind my house sorted out for a while now and somehow I stumbled on this film “Back to Eden” and it was a complete eye-opener. The main star of the documentary is Paul Gautschi and what he’s uncovered is just amazing.
By simply observing what Nature does he noticed that conventional farming doesn’t match with Nature in so many ways. The main thing he observed was that Nature never “tills” soil and never leaves the earth uncovered. He started using chipped garden waste as a covering for the soil and found that this promoted a healthy environment for a beautiful living soil below. He shows that once you’ve got the covering working well and keep it replenished, there’s very little work to do to keep the garden going. Very little weeding, no tilling and even no watering after the seedlings are up. It’s truly amazing and so obvious really.
One warning is that Paul is a very religious man and quotes from the Bible many times through the documentary. I know how this could be annoying to many people, but please just ignore it if you feel that way. The true magic of the documentary is to see what he’s done with his expansive garden and to see the amazing results.
At the end of the documentary we see how he allows people into his garden so they can eat whatever they’d like. He’s so giving. Just as the Earth has given freely to him, he gives freely to others. Very inspiring.
If you’re interested in gardening, I can’t recommend “Back to Eden” enough but, even if not, I think you’ll find this very interesting and it might even convert you into trying your own garden.
Gardening like explained in “Back to Eden” must truly be along the lines of Life In The Right Direction.
You can watch the documentary for free by following this link – http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/watchfreeorganicgardeningmovie.html
and here’s the YouTube link – https://youtu.be/6rPPUmStKQ4