The Garden of Eden Project

Plans for Creating a Biologically Sustainable Environment for a Garden of Eden Lifestyle

Website last updated: 6/24/2014

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Can you imagine what our world would be like, if even 30% of the people on our planet lived a Garden of Eden type of lifestyle? A life where all the food that people ate was the most delicious, organic and healthy food that Mother Earth can provide? All the food that you ate was growing all around you in a landscaped forest of fruit and nut trees? Have you ever stopped to think what the positive implications of that would be? Well I have, and so have many others. You would be surprised at how many benefits there would be to not only yourself, but to other people, animals and the rest of Nature, as well. Checking out this website, you will find out some of the ways that living a Garden of Eden lifestyle will greatly improve all life on Earth!

When I envision a Garden of Eden lifestyle, I do not think think of humans living like monkeys! In my vision, we would live in an environment of organic fruit and nut trees with our state of the art soft technology domes or whatever (as you will see in the drawings). We would have computers, Internet, televsion and other media and we would not be isolated from the rest of the world.

This website was created to show you some mathematically, biologically, and ecologically feasible samples of designs that could give you or your community a starting plan to build realistic communities that honor the most sacred laws of Nature, and to help you create a Garden of Eden lifestyle, for yourself and a small community.

The Edenic way of living would allow people to completely feed themselves from the land that they live on, while eating the freshest organic food on Earth, all at a cost that would be far less expensive than buying it in a store. This food would supply the human body with biologically correct nutrition, thus helping to reduce or eliminate many common illnesses present in today's world.

One of the main problems we have in the world today is topsoil loss. The demise of all the great civilizations of the world has been due to topsoil loss. This Garden of Eden Project suggests a plan to deal with our own human excrement in a way that totally converts excrement back into mineral-rich, organic topsoil to be put back into the LAND, not into the sewer systems and not out into our waterways! While we may well be eating healthy, mineral-rich foods, most of the mineral content from these good foods that we eat ends up in our excrement. We need our human excrement to be put back into the land in a healthy organic way where our plants can eventually get all the nutrients back from the foods that we once ate. Of course all this has to be done in a manner that allows plenty of time for all the bacteria to do it's job of breaking down our excrement back into organic soil. Click HERE to see a sample of the plan we have.

The Edenic way would also enable more people to spend less time working at full-time jobs. More people would only need part-time jobs. People would grow their own food here, but it would require, on the average, less than 2 hours per day of labor, at the most, to produce these foods. (Click HERE for more info.) This would allow more time for more personal human activities.

All in all, the Garden of Eden way of life would be: more ecological; more economical; use less space but give more personal space and allow more leisure time than the way the average human being on Earth today is currently living. Read on!

These communities are designed for vegan vegetarians. There would be no livestock raising-for-food here. Being a vegan vegetarian alone, honors and respects the animal kingdom.

If you are not a vegan vegetarian, but would like to become one, please check out these links. If you would like to read a very positive, inspiring vision for America click here.

In doing the research to design these communities, I discovered that currently one quarter of an acre of land is enough land to grow an average of about 7 pounds of vegetarian food per day for one person. (Click HERE for more info.)

People living in these Garden of Eden communities, with acre each, would have more land than current city-dwellers have: more personal space as well as more recreational space.

The mathematical & biological fact is that if every single man woman and child on Earth was given 1/4 acre of land for food and 1/4 acre of land for recreation and shelter (1/4 acre + 1/4 acre = acre), we in fact would only require about 10% of all the land on Earth! Even though this may SEEM to be really "crowding us together", the truth is that we would all have FAR MORE SPACE THAN WE CURRENTLY HAVE LIVING IN CITIES! However, that is even LESS LAND than is currently being used by agriculture alone, because the vast majority of agricultural land on Earth is being used for livestock raising. That is the truth! Do the math!!!

You may have heard in the media that we humans are "overpopulated". I think this is the wrong term to use to describe the ecological problem on Earth. Perhaps the phrase "overcrowded in cities" would be more accurate. I believe the ecological problem on Earth is NOT too many people, but rather, too many people NOT LIVING IN HARMONY WITH NATURE! If there is an overpopulation problem on Earth, perhaps we should first look at reducing the number of livestock animals raised for food in the world, and especially in the United States. The fact is that cattle, all by themselves take up over 25% of the landmass of the planet! (1) By simply reducing or eliminating meat altogether from our diets we could automatically reduce the OVERPOPULATION OF LIVESTOCK, thus reducing the impact of these huge numbers of domesticated animals on the ecology. A United Nations report shows that cattle raising alone is the single greatest threat to global warming. (click here to see the article. Also for more information on this topic click here.)

For more information on these Garden of Eden designs, use the links on the upper-left side of this webpage. I welcome any comments, ideas and suggestions. You can e-mail me at the address below.

If you are inspired by this website then I've done my job. I have no resources to speak of to build this but you are welcome to use any of this info to start your own community. I would like to create a version of this myself, but am also realistic enough to know that it ain't gonna happen without someone with big bucks stepping forward to get the ball rolling!

E-mail address: rick@gardensofeden.org

I get hundreds of "junk" e-mails daily, so if you do e-mail me, PLEASE type "GOEP" (Garden Of Eden Project) somewhere in the subject line, otherwise it will be mistaken for "junk" and I will delete it. Thanks.

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1. From the book: Beyond Beef by Jeremy Rifkin, copyright 1992, by Dutton Publishing Co.