Paul Gautschi has been a gardener for over 55 years and is known locally as a master arborist. In 1979 Paul and his family moved to the Northern Peninsula of Washington from California. As a father to 7 children, he has raised food for his family and friends – never to sell. Paul has given lively tours of his orchards and gardens to international groups from 1 to 450 who have also enjoyed the fruits of his labor. Published articles featuring Paul and his gardens include Sunset magazine, Mother Earth News, and Organic New Zealand magazine.
Back to Eden has been broadcast on Amazing Discoveries TV (USA, Australia, New Zealand) and CapeTown TV (South Africa) and was an official selection in the Awareness Festival and Green Unplugged Film Festival. To date, Back to Eden has been viewed 1.5 million times in 205 countries! Paul’s generosity, passion and enthusiastic outlook has changed the lives of people in the local region and travelers from afar.
If you would like to schedule a life-changing tour, Paul gives mouth watering, enriching and inspiring tours of his garden and orchard on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Paul has a heart to share and believes in freely giving and freely receiving due to the abundance he has received from God.
If you would like to schedule a life-changing tour of Paul's home garden, please contact Paul.
This year, the widest tornado on record in the United States, at 2.6 miles across struck Oklahoma (National Weather Service). The first large tornado hit Moore on May 20, killing at least 24 people, injuring hundreds more, and destroying two schools. At least nine people died after a series of tornadoes slammed through Oklahoma City. Less than two weeks later, another major tornado barreled through El Reno claiming 18 more lives.
In the beginning of July, we noticed a Back to Eden DVD was sold to Oklahoma City Crisis Response Unit (OKCCRU), a local non-profit that has been working with those affected by the tornadoes since the first one touched down on May 19. After hearing all of the devastating tornado stories from Oklahoma this year, our team discussed this particular DVD sale and we decided to contact OKCCRU to see if they could use more Back to Eden DVD's. Here is their response:
To date we have helped out with 90 homes, distributed to well over 1,000 families, facilitated hot meals, showers, and laundry for survivors, and sent out 4 semi loads of supplies to outlying communities also affected by the tornadoes.
Prior to the tornadoes we had a class scheduled, in which we planned to watch the Back to Eden film and discuss its principles. Whatever you would like to donate, we will see that it is distributed to those affected by the tornadoes!
Today, we are sending out a box filled with Back to Eden DVD's to OKCCRU to distribute! We are so thankful to OKCCRU that Back to Eden Film will be a part of restoring new growth to Oklahoma!
As of 2013, the Back to Eden Film Team will DONATE 100 BACK TO EDEN FILM DVD's EACH YEAR to non-profit faith-based & agricultural organizations, hunger-aid programs, schools and public libraries. If you are part of a Non-Profit Organization, please fill complete and submit the Grant Application to receive our Back to Eden DVD Grant!
If you would like to help us be able to give away even more DVD's, please make a tax-deductible donation towards our Community & Audience Outreach projects! We appreciate your support!
Back to Eden Film is an official selection to participate in the online film festival Green Unplugged. The festival efforts are driven by a socio-spiritual mission serving citizens around the globe. The audience comprises of not only global citizens - professors, students, activists, journalists, anthropologists etc., but also film-makers/producers who identify talent across borders for present or future collaborations. To date, since the launch of the first online film festival in 2008, Culture Unplugged festivals have been visited by more than 60 million people from 39,000+ cities across 231+ countries/territories.
We need your participation to help spread the word! Share the following link with your friends and family: http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11883/Back-to-Eden
The more views of our film, the further it spreads around the world! Thank you for your help!
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