Devine Garden, Oregon

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When we moved to Columbia County, Oregon, the property had an 80ft x 80ft fenced garden area that was “let go” by previous renters. The Summer of 2012, we borrowed a neighbor’s tiller and tilled the entire area except the raspberry, mint, and rhubarb patches. It looked much better, and we had a sense of satisfaction, but a week later, the whole area was covered in weeds!

When Paul shared his (tilling = weeds) experience in Back to Eden, that really got our attention, because we had experienced it ourselves. Though we had lived in the fertile Willamette Valley for nearly two decades, we were marginal gardeners. Our Columbia County garden was much the same, except for the things that were volunteer or perennial: mint. rhubarb, and the raspberries.

We so desire a beautiful, bountiful garden…and it is our fervent hope that our GFGW (Growing Food God’s Way) garden will exceed our expectations. After all, Paul says that with a proper covering: “It is impossible to fail.”



3 Responses to “Devine Garden, Oregon”

  1. Peter FillJuly 13, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    Thank You for posting the pictures. Wonderful to see.

  2. Joe MisenhimerDecember 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    Looking to buy somewhere in yamhill county, Oregon. How soon after creation of garden space are you able to plant?
    Am trying to order books online but am experiencing glitches…

    • David DevineDecember 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

      My family spent most of our Pacific NW time in Yamhill County. There is a health store in McMinnville (Parkway) that wants to carry the books, but I haven’t made it out there to complete that idea yet.

      You can always send a check/money order to PO Box 1113, Rainier, OR 97048
      Make it out to me please. THX!!

      It is wise to get chips down now & let them “mingle” with your soil throughout the winter.
      We had to plant almost right after covering the grass (July). Some folks prefer at least 3 mos.

      Hope you enjoy Dayton, Amity, Newberg, Dundee, wherever you land. DD

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