Saturday, June 2, 2012


I (Shannon) am reading a book entitled "Dirt: the erosion of civilizations" by David R. Montgomery. This book explores the correlation between a civilization's decline and their misuse of their soil. As the soil was overused, eroded or blown away, the ability of that civilization to feed itself declined exponentially. Over and over the major civilizations of our world destroyed their land to the point that a great deal of it has yet to recover, for example, the middle eastern countries used to be the bread basket of the world and are now wastelands.  While I found the book fascinating, I was greatly discouraged by the understanding that we (the US) are on the same track.

Recently a friend on Facebook sent me a link to the video documentary "Back to Eden". I had been mulling over and stewing about this giant issue of the destruction of our country and did not have peace. I believe God gave me this movie to inspire hope and present a solution to the problem presented in this book. It was so good and encouraging that we want to share this with others. The opening paragraph on the website explains the gist of it:

BACK TO EDEN shares the story of one man’s lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the garden of Eden. The organic growing system that has resulted from Paul Gautschi’s incredible experiences has garnered the interest of visitors from around the world. However, never until now have Paul’s methods been documented and shared like this!

The film is very encouraging for struggling gardeners like us and it helps tie lessons from God's creation to His character.  Paul explains his mulch system and shows the superior benefits it brings to the garden and plants.  We will definitely be implementing this information!  You can click here to visit the Back To Eden Film website and watch the full official film for free!  Be blessed!
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