Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Vegetables
Back to Eden
by Susan Littlefield
Back to Eden is a new feature documentary that follows one man's revolutionary approach to organic gardening. "It's all about the covering!" is how Paul Gautschi enthusiastically describes his gardening method that mimics the self-sustaining design of nature. The film exemplifies how gardeners and farmers worldwide can easily transform their agricultural practice into a simple and productive process of growing food. Gautschi approaches gardening from a deeply spiritual perspective, so while the film addresses critical issues such as soil preparation, fertilization, irrigation, weed and pest control, crop rotation, and pH issues, it also touches on experiencing faith, seeking relationships, and the power of forming community. Highlighted interviews include diverse families and specialists in human ecology, nutrition, horticulture, and agriculture. Released this past August 2011 in select locations, the film is also available in its full content for free online viewing.
To find out more about the film and view it online, go to Back to Eden.