Sunday, September 30, 2012

Back to Eden Gardening

So just recently we heard about this amazing gardening technique, it's very simple and has amazing results. It's called Back To Eden gardening, and what this guy does is add a cover of woodchips to his garden, and it keeps the moisture in the ground, doesn't blow away, and the it stays dry on top so no weeds can grow!  It's pretty neat really, So part of my family and some other friends went all the way to Sequim to see his garden!

                                                   The ferry on the way over                                

We were joking that these are the "Cliffs of Insanity" from The Princess Bride =) 

  Here's a picture of some of his chard

 These are Dwarf Apple trees that produce so much that the branches are bent down.

This 'Scare-Crow' that hangs above his garden. Every year he goes out & shoots a crow w/ his .22
and then hangs it up. All of the other crows see the dead one and think "This is not a safe place" and move on. Isn't that smart??!?

This is a dwarf apple tree that's 1 YEAR OLD and has been planted 6 MONTHS. Normally it
would take about 2-4 YEARS to get fruit, and he got some within 6 months.

This is a his water fountain that comes straight up from his well.

 Here he is talking about his garden, while in his garden.

He has over 60 sheep on 1 1/4 acres, and the sheep aren't able to eat all of the grass down because of
all the nutrients in it. 

Isn't his lettuce so nice and clean and pretty looking?

Your's Truly looking at the water

                           Pretty landscape on the water while we were waiting for the ferry to take us back home. If you want to know anything else or you have questions post them on the comments!!




  1. So y'all actually got to see his garden? We just got to see his video, how does the fruit taste?

    God Bless,

  2. Isn't it a wonderful place? I make the trip a couple of times a year to get answers to questions people ask me to ask him. Not everyone gets the chance to eat from his garden as we do. Great pictures. I have never seen the fountain or the crow. They are top of my list for my next visit in the Spring. I think I was there a week or two before you.

  3. I have been wanting to watch the Back to Eden movie now for a while. I with netflix would get it.
    I award you


    1. U can stream it on his website. Btw.