Internet film premieres today; documents abundance in Gardiner garden
By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
In their documentary film “Back to Eden,” Sarah Zentz and Dana Richardson tell the story of one man, one acre — and abundance.
For the past 32 years, Paul Gautschi has been growing a lush, prolific garden near Gardiner without artificial fertilizer and without irrigation, regardless of how dry a given summer was.
“Eden” is the story of how he does it. The picture makes its world premiere today at www.BacktoEdenFilm.com and is available free in high definition to anyone with an Internet connection.
For the viewer who wants his or her own DVD with added features, it’s a $15 donation.
Zentz and Richardson also hope DVD owners will plan screenings of the film in public venues.
Gautschi, who with his wife, Carol, has raised a family of seven on his five-acre property off Chicken Coop Road, regularly dazzles visitors with what’s called permaculture: the practice of growing food using all-natural materials and methods.
Gautschi, an arborist, uses wood chips — broken branches and leaves but no bark — to cover his growing grounds.
He seals in moisture and nutrients this way. He doesn’t water or use store-bought fertilizer.
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