by Julian Cribb, Author of “The Coming Famine: the global food crisis and what we can do to avoid it”
In coming decades the world faces enormous challenges in feeding itself. Not only will our demand for food double – but many of the basic resources we use to produce it will become scarce, including land, water, oil and petrochemicals and fertilizers. We need to reinvent agriculture to a form that is sustainable and not reliant on things that run out. That is more in tune with natural systems. We also need a cleaner, healthier and more nutritious diet than our present one, which is costing so many lives and causing so much ill-health. Paul Gautschi is a man committed to this dream; through sensitive observation of Nature and hard, intelligent work he has developed a self-sustaining food producing system which operates on many of the principles required by this new agriculture. His bountiful garden is a place that inspires faith in our common future.