THE MORNING SHOW
Back to Eden: Growing Food God’s Way
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 primarily 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 also have enjoyed the fruits of his labor.
-Needles, leaves and twigs are the keys to fertile soil; Paul talks about using wood chips on his garden
-Leave it alone and let it do it’s thing; sometimes tinkering and manipulating Mother Nature does not yield the best results
-Paul talks about the neurological disorder he has since he was exposed to Agent Orange; he can barely walk. He gardens a 1/2 acre on his own easily due to his methods
-Minerals are the foundation of life; a ground cover during the Fall enriches the soil producing more nutrient dense food
-Is the flavor of the food connected to the minerals in the soil? You betcha! Tough and bitter fruits and vegetables are telling us they were grown in poor conditions
-Where to find good wood chips
-When you have mineral rich soil, you won’t find diseased plants and pests; Paul tells us why pests only go after stressed plants
-Maintaining balance is the ultimate for growing food and having good health
-Why eating food in season is important
-Listening to God; Paul talks about how he hears the words of the Creator
-Is it possible to soak the seeds first and then plant in the beds and not have to water with tap water?
-A listener wants to know if Paul ever used mushroom spores when creating his garden areas
-How Paul deals with Gophers; the answer is surprising ;-)
and so much more!!!
paul gautschi and gardening gods way, the easy way, september 3, 2015