Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Give Away: Back To Eden

Ever have one of those eureka moments that rings true in your heart? The minute you hear it, wisdom is speaking to every part of your being? I know I'm sounding a bit "mystical" here, but I think you know what I'm talking about.

Watching the documentary Back To Eden this week, the message I heard rang true again and again as I listened to Paul Gautschi recount what he has learned over the years from the Lord about gardening. It seemed that all the various things I had been reading, researching, and learning over the last few years about gardening was coming together in one harmonic symphony.

Techniques and philosophies that seemed so difficult and unnatural to growing plants were revealed as exactly that... a heavy yoke. And yet, freedom and the ability to garden as my body aged seemed possible once again. Perhaps that is what has sparked my enthusiasm to tackle the garden again this spring!

I don't want to diminish the impact of this movie by telling you much more at this point. You need to hear the message from Paul himself. The movie is free to watch on line or you can purchase a copy through Pantry Paratus.



I've had several conversations with Chaya, owner of Pantry Paratus, and I can tell you that this subject is near and dear to her heart (and her husband!). So much so that they are planting a five acre garden at their church to help others learn to grow their own food. They also made the decision to carry this DVD in their store to further promote it's message to others.

Enter the Give-Away

Chaya is hosting a give-away today for a copy of Back To Eden. To enter this give-away, we're doing something a bit different. Those who sign up to receive the Pantry Paratus email newsletter will be entered in the drawing. You can do so either on their website (at the bottom of the page; right corner) or their facebook page (on the left side bar, fourth line under the big canning jar). She will be sending out a coupon to those on her email list very soon!

Once you've entered your name for the newsletter, please come back here and let me know you've done so - otherwise, I won't know and can't draw your name as a winner! Chaya will verify the name that is drawn and get the DVD out to the winner.

This give-away ends Friday, February 3rd at 11:59 p.m. 

I'm thinking this DVD would be great to show to homesteading groups, gardening clubs, 4H friends,  church groups, family, .... the list goes on! Tomorrow, I'm going to talk a little about my own experiment to return "back to Eden"!







68 comments:

  1. Hi, I signed up for the Pantry Paratus newsletter and would like to be entered into the drawing! Thank you!

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  2. Hi Amy!

    I have yet to see the movie, so I am excited for the giveaway! I signed up over at Pantry Paratus. Thanks so much and have a great day!

    ~Julia

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  3. I just signed up for their newsletter! Thanks so much for this giveaway! Would love a copy of the DVD.

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  4. Hi Amy,
    I've been following your blog for quite a while now and I just want to tell you how much I love it! You have such great style and such a wealth of knowledge. I am a busy city dweller, but your blog has been great inspiration to take the steps I can now to become more self-sufficient and learn some skills that will be helpful when we hopefully move out to the country one day.

    I signed up for the Pantry Paratus newsletter and I am really looking forward to watching the Back to Eden film. Thanks so much for sharing it!

    Monica Henderson

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    1. Welcome Monica! And thank you for your kind encouragement! It always inspires me to hear that this blog is actually a help to others (and other's comments help me, too!).

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  5. Please enter me! I signed up for their newsletter.

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  6. Hello! Thank you for hosting this giveaway for the Back To Eden DVD. I've just signed up for the news letter and also liked their page on FB as The Woodwife's Journal. I know that's not required to enter but i did it anyway! Have a great day!

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  7. Oh my, five acres. It will take a lot of people to attend to a five acre plot. Would love to hear how this turns out. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

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  8. Hi! This sounds great :) I registered and my email is thisisruthy@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  9. I tried to sign up for the newsletter. Not sure if it went through or not. I have contacted them for verification. Thank you so much for the chance.
    naburcaw@gmail.com

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  10. I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for hosting such a gracious giveaway!

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  11. I signed up for the Pantry Paratus newsletter. Thanks for sharing this information.

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  12. I am now signed up for their newsletter. I liked their site. Thanks for the drawing.

    sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  13. Thanks for doing the giveaway, Amy! I just signed up for the email newsletter, but it didn't ask me for my name. Hopefully, you can match by email address (crankypuppy at gmail dot com). I haven't see Back to Eden but lots of people are raving about it. I'd love to have a copy to share with family, friends and co-workers.

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  14. I'm a new subscriber of Back to Eden! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  15. Hi,
    Just signed-up for the Pantry Paratus newsletter. Anxious to go back to her website. So enjoying your website, also.

    Ramona in SC
    rchitty@sc.rr.com

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  16. Hi Amy,
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I'd love to watch Back to Eden. I've subscribed to the newsletter with email cjalex44 at gmail dot com.

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  17. I have signed up to get Pantry Paratus emails. Thanks!

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  18. I signed up for their newsletter. I found their website very handy since I just started to grind my own flour. They have several supplies I would love to own! Yeah....
    Thanks for sharing their information and the chance at the giveaway!
    Also thanks for blogging. I usually don't comment but I thoroughly enjoy each post.
    Dawn
    pine-ridge@triwest.net

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  19. I agree with Amy, the video is so worth watching. I am thinking about buying a copy for myself.

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  20. I signed up, and I have watched the online version, great movie! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  21. I've not heard of this dvd before and would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance. I just signed up for the newsletter.

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  22. I entered my name to receive the newsletter and "liked" the Pantry Paratus Facebook page. This would be a great DVD for our church's gardening group to watch!

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  23. I'm new here, so I may be missing something. I signed up for the Pantry Paratus newsletter, but how do I let you know so I can be in the drawing? Like I said, I probably missed something! :)

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    1. This comment of yours will count, so no worries!

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  24. I signed up for the newsletter! I *love* this guy's meek and quiet spirit. And I would love to be able to see the movie without all of the pauses from my nearly dial-up connection :)

    Kathy

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  25. I signed up! It looks like a great movie.

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  26. HI! I'm all signed up! THX
    Teresa
    treeze_mom@yahoo.com

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  27. I subscribed to the newsletter
    awatts@atd-us.com

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  28. I am experiencing difficulties opening their Page. I will keep trying. I love the sound of the Back to Eden. some people laughed at us and our garden... said you can't grow anything where we live (hard frost each month!) but they didn't laugh at our mammoth sized cabbages, broccoli, beets... ha ha!

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    1. If my site is sending them lots of traffic, it could be overloaded right now. You might try again later.

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  29. Count me in! I saw the movie on his website and loved it!

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  30. Thank you for sharing the link to this site. My husband and I watched the movie and then decided to purchase a copy. We've been getting so tired of all the work and not much in the way of results, plus being in So Cal and on a well all the water it takes to keep our orchard and gardens going!!! I am really anxious to get started, so I'm heading outside to throw some weeds to my chickens right after I finish typing this : )

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  31. I will be really interested to hear about your experiment Amy. I watched the movie and found it all very interesting and I'm wondering how it could work in our climate. Too much rain this summer has turned many of my vegetables to mush before they matured and split the tomatoes. I love the idea of less toil but I've always been wary of using woodchips on gardens near the house because of the termite problems we face. Snakes love to hide in mulch as they like to have a covering too and we have some highly venomous ones. Great care is needed when working with mulch. Do you have a problem with birds? We sure do in our orchard but hanging up a dead crow is not the solution for us as many of the birds that peck our fruit are native and protected as are the bats. I would love to hear of some of his other solutions for pest problems. Not using crop rotation was another surprise. I'll have to show my husband this later - but thank you for letting us know about this film and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the methods he employs.

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    1. Ann, sometimes I think that there can't be too much rain (living in this arid place), but then comments like yours remind me that you can have too much of a good thing! According to Paul on the video, the wood chips absorb the extra moisture, but logic says the chips can only absorb so much. As far as termites, I would think they wouldn't be attracted to wet wood, but I could be totally wrong on this! And snakes... hmmm... my thinking is these chips shouldn't be so big as to allow them to hide under them that easy unless they are small baby snakes. In which case they are probably going to seek a warm dry spot, not a wet one. Again, I'm no expert and I could be way off here.

      As for birds, yes, we have bird issues. Quail get seedlings on the ground and flying birds get other stuff. Lots of bird netting around here!!

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  32. I signed up for their newsletter. Please count me in.

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  33. I just signed up for the Newsletter. Can't wait to see the Back to Eden movie. my name is Barbara and my email is bcbmcdowell@live.com

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  34. I just signed up for the newsletter and 'liked' them on facebook. I can't wait to learn more!

    Thank you!

    Lindsay Meadows

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  35. Hello there!
    I just signed up to receive Pantry Paratus newsletter. I would love to be entered in the drawing :) Thanks!

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  36. i'm signed up with my other addy- (agodlyhomemaker at yahoo)

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  37. I just signed up for the newsletter. Please count me in the contest!

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  38. Thanks for sharing this! Very informative!

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  39. Count me in please. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  40. Just signed up for their newsletter. Looking forward to learning more. Thanks for sharing!! mamabear2four (at) att (dot) net

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  41. I signed up for the Pantry Paratus newsletter. I can't wait to see this. We have satellite internet so most attempts to watch video over a few minutes lock up the computer. We, too, get a lot of rain much of the time. We flooded seven times in six weeks this past spring drowning half our chickens, breaking down fencing, etc. Our cows head to higher ground. Our entire garden along with the wood for the raised beds were washed away so we've started over. Hopefully we'll learn something. :)

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  42. i signed up on facebook.What great dvd.I want to enter the contest for the dvd. I could watch a few minutes of it.It just kept pauseing on me.But what I could watch of it.It was great.Thanks, catherine3766@att.net

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  43. I just sighned up for pantry perratus news letter. thank you for the opportunity to win a back to eden cd/dvd, stephanie, my e-mail is szappetta@hotmail.com

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  44. +AMDG

    I just signed up for the Newsletter. I can't wait to see the movie it looks interesting. My email is joenmona@gmail.com. Thank you for all your hard work. God Bless!

    +JMJ

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  45. I signed up for their newsletter. Looking forward to looking at the blog. Thanks for sharing it!

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  46. I signed up and got my confirmation. I enjoyed looking around that site while I was there. Please enter me in the contest. Thank kindly. Tamatha@aflockinthecity.com

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  47. I signed up with my email address: earthwom@gmail.com
    I can't wait to watch this movie and get gardening in spring!

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  48. I signed up! I love all the information out there and I love your blog!

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  49. I subscribed this morning. Got sidetracked and spent some time on her blog. I am so thankful that I have found yours and several others, blog hopping one night. Thanks for your continued blogging. Jonni at kdaarch@msn.com

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  50. It finally worked! I got onto their website and was impressed that I recognized it and some of their products. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

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  51. I just signed up for the newsletter and am in the process of watching the movie (during homeschooling breaks today). What an amazing film! So excited to put it into practice when we start our farm this year!

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  52. I subscribed, hopefully not too late. I watched the movie and would love to share the oh so simply concept with any that will listen. It was for myself like with you; an ah ha moment. I've been leading up to this not really knowing where it was headed. The more you cover the ground the better the wanted plants where doing. Now I can move forward with confidence that I'm not harming my soil. Thanks.

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  53. Hi Amy,
    I signed up for the Pantry Paratus newsletter! Loving your blog and all I've learned!
    Erin

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  54. I guess I'm slow at catching onto this. I did sign up on on the FB page for Pantry Paratus but then didn't give you may addy. I'm Erin at Shockrgrad@aol.com. Thanks!

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  55. Thanks for doing this drawing. Sounds like a great DVD.
    I signed up on their site.
    Queen B

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  56. Thanks for sharing about this.
    We are always looking for good food related entertainment/ instruction. We'll be sure to check it out.
    ~ Dana

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  57. Thanks for the info about the drawing. I just signed up.

    Amy

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  58. i just signed up for the newsletter!!!! pick me pick me!!!

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  59. I learned of Back to Eden Film from you early this spring. My husband and kidos hurried and covered our grass with woodchips so we would be ready for planting after the first frost date. I am loving the results and love telling people about the film. I would enjoy a copy of the film to share with the many folks who have dial-up out in the country.
    Thanks for sharing. We are eating the results and enjoying them.
    Kathy

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