Posted by John Minton | Posted in Interviews | Last Updated February 23, 2014
The first time I saw this video I was ecstatic. This is the dream. This is the answer. And the best part is that it is real and so easy literally anyone can do it. I present to you, Back To Eden, a film about Sustainable Permaculture Gardening.
This guy’s name is Paul. He has developed a farming technique that is much easier than mainstream modern farming techniques and he get’s a better yield than modern farming. He simply brings wood chips into his garden and spreads them around on the ground. He does not mix them into the soil, just on top of the garden bed 4-6 inches thick. The wood chips begin to decompose against the soil, adding nutrition and rich healthy compost to the top of the ground. Year after year he brings in wood chips as needed – and the soil keeps getting better and richer. The wood chips retain water and moisture so you rarely need to water if at all, the soil ends up being so light that plants are able to grow roots through the soil with ease – more roots, take up more water, more nutrition, and therefore growing bigger, better and healthier produce that can even naturally fight off some pests. Because the soil is so rich he does not fertilize his garden! Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorous are off the charts! Weeds that spread via seeds in the wind or bird droppings rarely germinate as they sit on top of the wood chips and never reach the soil. The few weeds he does get are easily raked out as they are growing in such light material! Pests are not a very big problem so he does not spray. Completely 100% organic, additive free, chemical free, poison free sustainable permaculture garden. Simply amazing.
You can get more information from their website at http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/
I recommend you try http://abouttrees.com/ to find wood chips in your area!
Please leave feed back, TAKE PICTURES or even take some video (Youtube) and share it! I would love to hear about your experience! I am about to attempt my first garden using this method myself. I’ll be sure to video and document the entire project!
The video will not play on my website, you can watch it here: http://vimeo.com/28055108