Back to Eden

Back to Eden

2011, Environment  -   50 Comments
Ratings: 7.44/10 from 192 users.

When you look at the incredible landscape on planet Earth, all the different terrains, the varying soil conditions, the awesome water features, oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, the waterfalls, the different climates, the huge amounts of plants and groundcovers, the requirements are so varied. Can one fathom how big project that is? When God "designed" the landscape project for planet Earth he was so genius, he "designed" it in such a way that he would never have to show up at work. It is completely self sustained.

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.

Paul says that the ground is a living organism, and as all living organisms the ground too has some sort of protection cover. We have skin to protect us, the animals have fur, fish have scales, birds have feathers, and the soil most of the time is covered with something. If you take the cover off the soil becomes vulnerable and it gets lost. Now the ground in the midwest looks almost scary. It's parched, cracked, hard, and almost looks like desert. There is no topsoil there because it's all blown or washed away. We're losing topsoil, and in nature it takes 100 years to build an inch of it.

Apparently it's OK to lose around four tons of soil, per acre, per year, but is the soil forming at that rate? When the soil erodes the organic matter erodes and all the nutrients that were in the soil erode and that's a resource that's not there anymore.

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Curious gardener
2 years ago

I want to try this in my garden. I’m in some real good farmland but the soil is silty and packs hard. The moisture doesn’t penetrate very deep and drys out fast. I can’t find wood mulch in bulk but what I can get is Poplar birch and spruce. Mostly spruce that they use for landscaping. People tell me it’s toxic as it’s decomposing.

4 years ago

Look up Georgia Guide stones and read what they desire, then you'll not be so ready to call people nuts.

4 years ago

@Dickard R: Why not actually read Darwin instead of buying into propaganda promoted by the Globalist (marxist) banksters via their university grant teachers who teach the teachers, like the dupe Dawkins?

Darwin didn't actually prove anything. He postulated a HYPOTHESIS, which he, nor anyone else has proven, no matter how much they want it to be true, and you to believe it, in order to fall victim to their scheme; that nothing is greater than them and so if they can fool enough politicians into deciding to eliminate most of the population for the good of the planet, then they have that ultimate authority.

Many people agree with them. All hypocrites, every last one, until they lead by example and off themselves; which actually would be good without them screwing everyone, fooling people to die in their ginned up wars to boost oil prices, benefiting both the middle east and the oil companies which are owned or controlled by those banksters.

5 years ago

Salute. At certain stage in life one become more and more wiser and sees things the way Paul sees, how nature is designed becomes clearer and hopefully we realise respect and maintain its survival so that we can survive.

Dickard Rawkins
6 years ago

So many people believe in god it makes me so angry ! Why cant people understand that life came from nothing, without any cause whatsoever, only by chance , no intellegence whatsoever. We come from that lightening hitting a cingle amoeba some billion years ago and made our way through fish and frogs into whales and monkeys and eventually became homo sapiens. This was proven by darwin 200 years ago in his brilliant book where he stated something like: if my theory is correct we will find millions of examples in the fossil layers of one specie evolving into another within the next 40-50 years. And as we all know today , everyone who has a working brain knows this is true. From piltdown man to ida the missing link we have decades of proof. And its all true, because the biology books and professors all say its true! Why would they lie to us!!!??? How anyone can believe that life was created by intelligence is preposterous blasphemy. We should make a law who prohibit the belief in higher intelligence and or intelligent design because we need to protect these stupid m*ron who cant think for themselves! We come from nothing, just like everything else in the universe. Its plain as day. Like if you see a big marble statue or a boeing 747 your first thought would not be: wow , who made that thing? But wOw what a marvellous piece of chance and evolution. It really isnt that hard!! Grow a brain and buy some logic pathetic ID /God sheeple. Btw richard Dawkins proved god dont exist and that jesus was a fairy tale!

6 years ago

Although, as an atheist, I could have done without the "God" references every five seconds, there is absolutely value in what is being presented in this video. As an avid gardener and student of science, our current agricultural practices and disconnection with the natural world is a detriment to our species. Get outside, learn how to grow your own food, involve the community, and apply modern technology within reason.

6 years ago

Thank you so much.amazing, love it. lord God bless you :)

Dennis Chastain
7 years ago

Hixmark I agree the ground is not a living org. But the soil is. If there are no living things it is just ground up rock. As a person who is not religious I think you are as bound by your religion as others. "science" has as many contradictions as religion ad has been totally off base so often it's teachings can not be trusted at any given time. As an example the "Theory of evolution can no more be proved than intelligent design". Both sides are only basing their belief on " Faith". No objective proof on either.

8 years ago

Paul Gautschi is a modern day George Washington Carver.
GWC's contribution to mankind ALSO through Botany revolutionized the economy of the -then - '1-crop South', by supplying hundreds upon hundreds of new products to generate from crops they were able to grow! This fact about Carver is well known. What few know though is HOW he got his incredibly detailed information about the peanut, sweet potato, pecan etc...

The answer is by doing the same thing that Paul Gautschi does,.. talking to the creator. (To learn about GWC's relationship with God, read the book 'The Man Who Talked To Flowers'.)

For 18 years now I have a school where I teach artists things that permit them to go out and start careers, and earn a very good living! I routinely get students from all over the world. Everything I teach, no man taught me. I learned by listening to God.

For those of you who sincerely wish to do that, talk to God, it starts with a wish to know Him. Jesus is standing at all of your doors... knocking. He says that anyone who opens up that door, he'll come in and sup with. Have you ever had a supper with someone with no conversation? The Lord is a wonderful man to talk to. Once you strike up a friendship with him, life will never be the same.

9 years ago

Just will never understand why so many people are so sensitive and become hugely offended towards individuals right to believe in what ever they like to believe in. If you celebrate science it's all good, if you celebrate the creator, all good.. who cares. Enjoy the knowledge and the learning to be had from the inspirational message contained in this video, that's if you can allow yourself to stop being so judgmental towards your fellow man. PeaCE!

Mark Raymond MacDonald
9 years ago

I'm confused, one guy says plant in the woodchips not the soil
then later on another guy says you have to plant in the soil beneath the woodchips?

Gabriel Celea
9 years ago

While I don't consider myself religious, and was initially reluctant when bible versus started cropping up, there is some very good information in this documentary. I could have gone without the "worship music" montage right at the beginning, but the wood chipping montage was actually very enjoyable. When Paul starts speaking to other people using the same enthusiastic but overtly religious tone, it starts to feel like a very clever and enjoyable character study. I have watched similar farming documentaries that take a Zen Buddhist perspective, and I find them entertaining and informative in the same way. If not for the bible-memorization, Paul would actually seem more like a Deist than a Christian, which I feel like I can relate to. He seems like a very genuine and sincere person, and the religious qualities of this film are not outright evangelical - except for, unfortunately, the very beginning. As someone who considered changing channels after the first 10 minutes, I'm glad I stuck with it.

Kansas Devil
9 years ago

Intermixed with the religious references is some really good farming advice. Wood chip farming has some really good science behind it if you look.

9 years ago

People, the reason why these men mention God so much is because He is the most important thing! He is the one who gave us the soil and everything that comes from it. He supplies us everything we need so He needs to be glorified properly. I commend these men for giving Him the glory he deserves. We need more people like them in the famring industry.

9 years ago

The ground is not a living organism. It may have living organisms in it. Nature has provided us with waterfalls and butterflies, but also with typhus and tornadoes.

You want to wax poetic, write poetry. The wonderfully designed world came with smallpox and earthquakes.
Because some of us are intelligent we can discern useful order amid the chaotic reality. That talent promotes survival. Mysticism does not.

9 years ago

Yes all, agreed, the "god spoke to me" rhetoric was a tad off putting. However, after getting through the first 10 minutes, I found the religious theme intertwined quite poetically with the gardening and sustainability advice. That dude is totally angelic. Also lol'd when he was like, "I'm out here, just grazin'" and there's a shot of him munching down some greens. Hilarious for some reason. Also, WHY IS HE NOT GROWING MARIJUANA?

9 years ago

Way too much religious talk turned me off after about 10 minutes.

9 years ago

Ya know, this is a doc on gardening and the likes. Not a doc on what god says!I rate this a 6 because of the over used religious remarks that does not help.

Michael Jay Burns
9 years ago

God created All This with such genius as to leave no evidence whatsoever that He had anything to do with it at all or that He even exists.

Janeen Clark
9 years ago

it isnt based on money so no one cares if we murder the planet's top soil and in return go extinct

9 years ago

Way too many gods per minute for my taste, three minutes was enough for me to move on to something a bit more based in reality.

9 years ago

excellent ,and all so easily possible.