The living Garden of Eden will be a unique, physical garden display based on overlooked stewardship principles from the Bible’s Garden of Eden, as described in the book of Genesis. Different from a standard botanical garden, residential landscape, or permaculture display, this garden portrays a diverse suite of ecological (eco) gardening techniques to improve the land while producing food, medicine, and tools. Currently in the planning stages, this garden will provide lessons for ANYONE interested in food independence, sustainability, earth science, and stewardship. Atheists, Christians, agnostics, and people from all walks of life can learn how to work WITH the environment to create food security. Every tour of our prototype garden in Northern California brought enthusiastic applause from diverse audiences including botanists, rangeland scientists, permaculturalists, backyard gardeners, engineers, university students, and agency personnel.
In a time where disasters such as drought, soil degradation, wildfires, and salinity decimate the land, it’s time to go back to the forgotten basics found in the Garden of Eden. Comments from both ends of the political spectrum are increasingly worried about an impending crash in society, and the culture’s total lack of preparation. We hope to help today’s culture unlock the Garden’s secrets: “For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody” (Isaiah 51:3, King James Version).
A sample of topics taught at the Garden include eco gardening, soil management, plant propagation, site assessment, annual cropping, perennial cropping, wild food foraging, solar energy & carbon farming, lessons from the Garden of Eden, Biblical agronomy, disaster-proofing your land, and legacy building. Our one-of-a-kind survival gardening program turns gardening into a whole new adventure. We hope to help today’s culture revisit the Garden of Eden to unlock its long-hidden secrets: “And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited” (Ezekiel 36:35).
Come learn the difference between preservation and conservation; abuse and care; exploitation and utilization in the Biblical stewardship mandate: “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:15).