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Attention Gardeners "Back To Eden "

If you are a beginner or long time gardener this movie is a MUST see. Two young lady film makers heard stories of a gardener who did not water his garden and got huge results.

I really enjoyed this film and hope you do as well. I liked it so much I bought one of the dvd's to show my friends.

If you like the film please encourage others to view it.

Happy gardening.


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DP has a wealth of info on gardening, homesteading etc!!!

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Submitted by stillwater on Sun, 11/09/2008

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Thanks for those old threads

and a bump for OP! Great film!

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I am gonna

watch this one.

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Over 6,000 pounds of food per

Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year.

From 1/10th of an acre, four people manage to get over 90% of their daily food and the family reports earnings of $20,000 per year (AFTER they eat from what is produced). This is done without the use of the expensive & destructive synthetic chemicals associated with industrial mono-cropping, while simultaneously improving the fertility and overall condition of the land being used to grow this food on. Scaled up to an acre, that would equal $200,000 per year!

To follow the Dervaes and their Urban Homesteading activites, you can find them at http://urbanhomestead.org

Urban and near-urban farming can be highly productive, causing whatever size of land you have to work with to produce with more abundance. It is time to solve hunger worldwide, through creating local food abundance.... Anyone can do it, once you learn how.

A discussion from april with tons of Links of people helping each other here on the daily Paul.

For the researcher...

Wow, thanks for sharing this

with us, they really made it a family affair and earn a living, awesome.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Your welcome, Thanks for

Your welcome, Thanks for putting the Eden Film. Things like this need to be recirculated. I want to come up with an integrative way or just a systematic way of using the wood chip method along with the Dervae's method or as an addition/auxiliary/backup to offset some of the drought and other problems. It seems if you work out the bugs and make a video showing success, people can follow much easier.

Happy Gardening!

Wouldn't be fun to live

in a community like that? Gee, the stuff I could learn from hanging around people like that.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

This all looks nice

I'm sure it's the same video I've seen before. But the fact is that a garden must have water and all this is showing is how to prepare the garden for maximum water retention. The statement that you can grow a garden "without water" is misleading. If you planted this garden and then had the severe drought like we had here last year then you will see that watering is absolutely necessary.

But this is good info for getting the most out of your garden.

I had an Idea to merge water

I had an Idea to merge water making technology from https://www.ecoloblue.com/ with water tanks and create water from the humidity and feed it into an irrigation system. (they build industrial size atmosphere generators as well as the small ones for home use) just a thought...

Sounds like a plan to me

If you can afford the initial costs. Thumbs up to you.

My own back to Eden garden

This video has inspired me to create my own back to Eden garden. This is very exciting for me as I had intended to try and create something like this about 20 yrs ago. I wasn't sure how to go about it, but with this movie I now know how to accomplish this. I am now clearing the place to put my vegetable garden. I will add fruit trees to the edge as I go. I have been cutting trees and turning the small limbs into wood chips. Also I have lots of leaves to mix in. The larger limbs will be fire wood and I have also built a saw mill to use the larger pieces. The area is about 150 feet triangle on the edge of my property to take advantage of the morning sun. My land is very much like what was in the movie with lots of rocks in the soil. This opened my eyes to the possibility. I am 65 yrs old and hope to have at least 20-30 more years to perfect this garden so my family can grow there own food for a long time without a lot of hard labor. I feel this will very important in the coming years.

I have now finished my first project and have greens(turnips, mustard greens, and collards coming up for winter. I also planted carrots, cabbage, broccoli, swiss chard, beets, radish, collie-flower and 2 kinds of lettuce. I am very excited and started clearing another spot. I think this will be a continuing work and look forward to the process. I also purchased a used 4 wheeler and added a truck type bed to it for hauling. It also works great to pull logs out of the woods as I clean up. A great investment. My plans are to make it a self sustaining farm. I also built a hand water pump for use with my well if needed. I haven't installed it yet, but it works great in the swimming pool.

Thank you very much

I haven't watched much yet, but thank you already, sincerely.


Thank you for posting this. I am so jealous of his garden. I can't wait to try it next year.

I never saw this video and it was excellent!

I am an organic farmer (amongst other things) and I learned plenty.

Great post!

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I saw this 2 months ago

This was an awesome film ... I am a tree guy and have been dumping chips on this guys place for 15 years and spreading them.

I had to do some work for him there and he had 5 small trees left in the middle so I offered to take em out for free if I could plant in there.

The chips are super deep so some spots doing good others not so good as I could not find the real ground.

For minimal work and very little tending about an hour a week I should get a good harvest. Thats if the rabbits leave any for me. LOL

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Get a dog for the rabbits I

Get a dog for the rabbits

I had a rabbit problem.... I sent my english setter hunting dog after them, and they haven't been back since.

Also, there are some organic sprays that work well to combat rabbits.

Eat the rabbits.

Or sell them. They are a gift. Protein from vegetation.

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not the guys place in movie

another guy in CT

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Hi Quilting, great video; btw, it has been

posted before.

Oh, I didn't know that.

Well it sure is a great film, glad I finally ran into it. Hopefully, there will be people like me who missed it the first time around.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

...like people like me too, like you

I just finished watching while eating my first broccoli harvest of the year.
Tremendously yummy combination!
Thanks for passing it on...

I missed it

the first time, too. Will be taking a look at it.

I missed it the first time...

Thanks for re-posting...
very interesting gardening processes.