What is sustainable gardening? This is the dictionary definition of sustainable.
Capable of being supported or upheld, as by having its weight borne from below.
Pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse: sustainable agriculture. Aquaculture is a sustainable alternative to overfishing.
Able to be maintained or kept going, as an action or process: a sustainable negotiation between the two countries.
Able to be confirmed or upheld: a sustainable decision.
Able to be supported as with the basic necessities or sufficient funds: a sustainable life.
I recently watched the documentary “Fresh” on Netflix. It was amazing how much we have gone against the grain of the way things “used to be”, to modernize farming in all areas, and have created an unsustainable culture. Our animals have disease because of the way they are cared for and what they are fed and our soils are being depleted of any and all nutrients.
Today I was introduced to the documentary “Back to Eden“. This film is rather long, almost 1 1/2 hours but it is well worth the time. Paul Gautschi will introduce you to gardening the way God intended nature to do it. He grows a fabulous garden without tilling or water. He plants the same plants in the same area year after year and uses no fertilizer or chemicals. I am not sure that I could do that in Florida but I am willing to give it a try. This is definitely something I am going to pray about trying.
Have you or someone you know tried this type of sustainable gardening? I would really like to hear how it is going.