Back To Eden

After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God intended for mankind in the garden of Eden. Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil preparation, fertilization, irrigation, weed control, pest control, crop rotation, and PH issues. None of these issues exist in the unaltered state of nature or in Paul’s gardens and orchards.

“Back to Eden” invites you to take a walk with Paul as he teaches you sustainable organic growing methods that are capable of being implemented in diverse climates around the world.

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  • Matthew Marcum

    I hate religious dogma, I stopped watching after a couple seconds in when the narrator mentioned how ‘god designed the earth’s landscape…’.  bleeehhhc.  The Garden of Eden metaphor is a particularly malicious fairy tale that tries to convince people that at some point in the past everything was perfectly serene and tranquil (and was later corrupted by debased humanity).  What do we actually know of the natural history of the earth? Ice ages, asteroid and comet impacts, hurricanes, flash flood, tornadoes, wild fires, plagues, pestilence.  The state of nature on this planet is chaos and catastrophe.  Its only through hard word and ingenuity that we’ve been able to carve out (in some places and cultures) a modest amount of stability.  I respect attempts at reforming and advancing agricultural technology, but I’ve seen videos in the vein before and I’ve yet to see anything that would provide a system capable of supporting seven (soon to be ten) billion people.   Anyone who seriously proposes wholesale adoption of these techniques is flirting with genocide through mass starvation.  These systems simply aren’t feasible on large enough scales to support our population sizes.  For a better alternative to present agricultural practices look up ‘vertical farms’.  

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      its damned if you  do, damned if you dont. We’re pretty fucked anyways.

      People taking the organic route (secretly?) believe that after a huge die-off of human population (possibly brought by the organic movement) there will still be viable land to re-establish civilization.

      The technofix route on the other hand prefer to suck as much food as we possibly can from as much land as we possibly can to keep this crumbling house of cards called humanity until the planet is barren and food is ungrowable.

    • Reedmace

       How do you know you’ve “seen videos in this vein before” if you “stopped watching after a couple of seconds?” Sounds like a judgemental bigot speaking…

  • Nunzio X

    I liked what the guy had to say, except for the constant religious bullshit, so I stopped watching after about fifteen minutes.

    It seemed like a religious recruiting video disguised as a sustainability documentary.

  • JaceD

    It’s funny the reactions (and to be reactions) to this video because it incorporated religious connotations. Personally, I think this film has interesting and useful tips for the home gardner, regardless of religion. I also enjoyed seeing this upbeat man doing what he loves, good on him.

  • Marklar_Prime

    I’m not religious and can’t stand the religious blathering but whether you call it god’s design or nature this man has learned from it in a very profound way and I would highly recommend this video. A must see for anybody who would grow a garden or crops on any scale whatsoever.

    Before the one couple even mentioned using a layer of mushroom soil in one of their gardens I was already contemplating combining this technique with mushroom cultivation because of some things I’ve researched on the role of mycillium in soil.

    If you hold your nose during the christian crap and watch the video I think you will be glad you did provided you have any interest in gardening or nutrition whatsoever.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    So I watched this whole video and not just because “League of Legends” is down.

    A lot of religious talk/comments, as others have pointed out. Nothing a typical Disinfoer can’t handle.

    There’s a lot of good information in this video.

    I’ll probably try a test plot with this method this coming winter.

  • zombieslapper

    OK, look, I’m no Christian. I was raised around dudes like this. But I just LOVE this guy! I can honestly say this video has inspired me to do some shit with my life. And it’s good to see someone citing scripture in the name of better living, sustainability, Earth conservation and peace rather than war.

  • Billco

    This video needs to be condensed to a religion-free 10-minute how-to.  15 minutes in, and all I know is it has to do with wood chips…  blah blah god this, “Him” that.  This Gautschi guy needs a script because he yammers on and on about nothing.  Too much noise vs signal.

    I’ll leave it playing in the background I guess.

  • Billco

    This video needs to be condensed to a religion-free 10-minute how-to.  15 minutes in, and all I know is it has to do with wood chips…  blah blah god this, “Him” that.  This Gautschi guy needs a script because he yammers on and on about nothing.  Too much noise vs signal.

    I’ll leave it playing in the background I guess.

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