Cain-seian Gardening Method?


Here is a preview of a new chapter of the 2nd edition of Growing Food God’s Way. It introduces another new term:

…It can only be inferred, that one or more of Noah’s sons rebelled and went back to the over-self-importance way. I call it the Cain-seian method of gardening. Just like economics has a flawed model called the Keynesian[1] model, Shem, Ham, or Japeth must have (in rebellion) adopted the flawed practice of Cain. We read about Cain in Genesis 4:2. Eve had two sons (Cain and Abel) and we’re told what they grew up to be: Cain was a “tiller of the ground,” and Abel was a “keeper of the sheep.”

The following verses go on to explain that each man brought a present for God. Cain “brought of the fruit of the ground [for] an offering to the LORD,” and Abel “brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof.”

God’s response?

“And the LORD had respect to Abel, and to his offering: but to Cain and to his offering He had not respect.”

[1] John Maynard Keynes was a British economist teaching, among other macroeconomic theories, that governments can spend their way out of a struggling economy. It is a “top-down” approach, as opposed to “bottom-up” practices of supporting small business growth and expansion via a reduced tax burden. The Cain-seian method of gardening is thinking you can use chemicals and supplements (and extra toil) to get nutrient-dense, natural fruits and vegetables. It seems to work, but there is a better way: bottom-up – soil regeneration via the covering.

[I know this is just a teaser, because there is so much more coming.]

Please pray about this project. Need to go to print this year. Amen?


Photo credit: Latter Days Ministry

5 Responses to “Cain-seian Gardening Method?”

  1. Brooke SApril 10, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

    Looking forward to this book! Thank you for writing a second edition, many blessings

  2. Bill WintersApril 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    You are so right! I have always thought that Keynesian economics was nuts! I love the top down versus bottom up analogies…Like Paul G says, let the soil heal from the bottom up. So many life lessons here if people will pay attention. You guys are my heros! Keep going!
    Bill Winters

  3. CoreySeptember 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

    When do you think the 2nd edition will be released?

    • David DevineSeptember 29, 2018 at 7:18 am #

      Thank you for asking Corey. I have done the writing part. Paul has done the reviewing and approving part, so it is a matter of prayer and the conversion of the text to the industry standard software (ID) to prep it all for printing. Lord willing, the end of October seems the soonest at this point Appreciate your prayers to that end, David

    • David DevineApril 23, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

      Hi Corey. My…a new year has started and it is springtime. I told Paul recently: “Lord willing, before the summer is out.” Actually took more photos up at Paul’s place and have new copy to add to the manuscript. (MORE WORK TO DO) but it will be worth it! DD

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