What he pointed out in his article is so many of us fail to realize is that OUR health ultimately depends on the health of the soil . Its a fact that when soils are depleted of nutrients, the foods grown in it will be deficient lacking in the important minerals and phytonutrients we require!
Unfortunately, the Earth's soils today is depleted and raped of all the nutrients we need. Then when man gets involved we look towards other means of making the situation better such as correcting the soils and adding more chemical fertilizers we defeat the purpose of eating fresh!
Thus the fresh vegetables we think are healthy really are toxic!
"The "magical" ingredient that maintains and maximizes soil health is actually the microorganisms living in the soil. This includes bacteria, fungi, protozoa and microscopic roundworms called nematodes.
Far from being scourges to be avoided, microorganisms are an essential necessity for optimized plant growth."
The Back To Eden Garden method actually provides a environment for all of this good bacteria to thrive and live. Reflecting back to nature and its self sustainability. When left alone the forest floor and covered ground has the ability to turn itself into lush compost adding nutrient BACK to the soil. A win win situation for a Gardner with any type of SOIL!
You will see the fruit of less work in harvest time where if anything, this is where you will work the hardest..picking your produce!