Back To Eden Gardening

United States
April 11, 2016 8:24pm CST
Have you ever heard of Back to Eden Gardening? The way we have been gardening is all wrong. I believe food, especially fruits and vegetables should be free. Paul Gautschi, gives all he grows away. People come and take what they need. His only tool is a rake.
Produced & Directed by Dana Richardson & Sarah Zentz Executive Producer: Michael Barrett Plot Summary for "Back to Eden" After years of back-breaking toil in...
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• United States
20 Apr 16
that's the best part'f growin' a garden - the sharin' 'f the bounty with others.
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• United States
21 Apr 16
It is, isn't it? I just pray I have a lot to share after my children get a hold of it and I freeze a large amount.
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• United States
21 Apr 16
@PrarieStyle yes ma'am. that'd be the tricky part fer a small lot - havin' 'nough fer yerself'n family to get'cha through 'til the next season 'n havin' 'extra' to share with others.
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@TheHorse (72320)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Apr 16
I agree!
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
12 Apr 16
Well I don't use any fertilisers in my garden. I just let them grow naturally.
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• United States
12 Apr 16
He doesn't either. I don't either. I use a lot of cardboard to attract worms and just keep putting compost on the plants to feed them.
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@GardenGerty (102494)
• United States
12 Apr 16
@PrarieStyle The video is not playing for me, but I will comment that we have a small tiller and have had our community garden "worked up" but mostly just use rakes and hoes and hands. I have been able to provide some good quantity of cardboard and will continue to do so. We have some raised beds and we have all the rocks you can imagine. Anyone, even people with brown thumbs can participate, by picking up rocks and watering the beds.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
@GardenGerty I think community gardens are wonderful! It's such a good way to feed people, teach people and bring them together.
@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
16 Apr 16
I have the "Back To Eden" book and it is very enlightening.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
I'd love to read that! I'll bet they have it on Kindle. He's an amazing man. I really love the fact that he gives all the food away. I'd love to be able to do that and is what I'll be working toward this fall. I plan to have a "take what you need" road side stand with a donation box to use for seeds for next year. I think fruits and vegetables should be free.
• United States
17 Apr 16
@PrarieStyle That would be very nice of you to give the food away, especially to those who really need it.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
12 Apr 16
I have heard of this and would like to see the film. I try to stay organic and tend to be a little free spirited when it comes to gardening, but I keep a lot for myself. Sounds interesting
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• United States
17 Apr 16
His wood chips and chicken manure are a perfect combination. Nothing goes to waste, he gives all the food away and anything else that's left gets fed to the chickens.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@PrarieStyle Makes sense to me.
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@TheHorse (72320)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Apr 16
I like growing food for its own sake. I don't care who eats it. I think there should be more community gardens.
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• United States
28 Apr 16
Yes, community gardens are very good in more ways then one.
@GardenGerty (102494)
• United States
12 Apr 16
I believe that more individual gardens can feed more people, make healthier communities and benefit everyone. I also believe that people who are able to help should. I did not watch the video yet but wanted to mention that in our community we have a community garden. All of us who are working in it gain from it and so does this community and some others around it. Extra food goes down to the senior housing and off to a county food bank. Some gets sold in a garden market. There are no fences, if you need something from the garden, you go pick it.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
You can go to Youtube and put "Back to Eden Gardening" in the search bar.
• Canada
12 Apr 16
This year I am probably going to start a vegitable garden-these days I am...more cautious about what I eat and where it comes from. It's a perspective I didn't have when I was younger...but now seems, valuable.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
Try his method, you won't be sorry. I started learning and working toward healthy eating when my first child was born. I've been gardening that long too. I wanted to raise them on healthy food, I could see how bad food was getting. I also wanted to grow our own food to save money and keep the freezer full.
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@1hopefulman (32419)
• Canada
18 Apr 16
I believe that one day the whole earth will be filled with fruit trees and anyone can help themselves.
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