Fruiticulture – Planting a World to End Hunger, Poverty, Pollution & Wars
by David Klein, Ph.D. & Don Weaver with others
Foreword by Dr. Douglas Graham
8.5 x 11-inch paperback format
200 full-color photographs
© Vibrant Health Publications & Fruiticulture Institute
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This large-format paperback, with its 200 beautiful, full-color photos, is a keepsake you’ll want to show off to everyone within your reach. We set out to create the most important and inspiring book on ecology for our time, and we believe we did just that.
Our global crises can only be attributed to humanity’s disconnection from Nature. The time is ripe for all of us to change our world view, visualize, come together, meet, share, learn, plan, teach and cooperatively create the kind of world we want to live in. It is our responsibility to do the right thing every day in the loving spirit of integrity. Someone once said: “We must be passionate about a mission greater than ourselves.” Our mission is the greatest of all: to come together, think with reason and act with integrity in restoring our world to a condition of sustainable health. We can choose to have faith that the current global crisis will force humanity to wake up to our symbiotic kinship with all life on Earth, assume a humble attitude of gratitude for all our gifts, reconnect with our sense of empathy for all life, and take responsibility for stewarding our shared “nest,” and restoring the natural order of our world by abiding by the principles of Fruiticulture.
Fruiticulture is a thoughtful, regenerative, civilized way of living in harmony with Nature, consonant with human’s natural dietetic character: frugivore. It is a culture of living reverentially, symbiotically, synergistically, wholistically, healthfully, regeneratively, and sustainably, employing biomimicry in “green” designs with a focus on fruit (or “fruit-centric”) agriculture, and establishing local and global communities and economies based on fruit, vegetable, nut and seed growing and eating.
Fruiticulture is the most sustainable form of agriculture for our planet. Its method is planting the gamut of vegetable crops under and between diverse fruit and nut trees, employing site-generated green waste mulch, compost, worm castings and locally-sourced mineral-rich rock powder amendments as fertilizers. This naturally improves the fertility of the soil ecosystem, returning more to the soils than we take from them, while sequestering CO2 and reducing greenhouse gases, and creating food forests of unlimited abundance. Farmers can collect the seeds of a portion of their fruit and vegetable crops and grow independently of seed suppliers. Food forests would enhance every aspect of life on planet Earth!
The net gains of global Fruiticulture are, in a nutshell, the fruition of our deepest dreams of Paradise, or, if you prefer, Heaven on Earth. This is achievable on a global scale, mainly because of these four big reasons:
1. Fruiticulture is far easier and cheaper than any other form of agriculture, and it’s doable in all sub-polar regions.
2. In physically performing Fruiticulture farm work, we feel well in mind, body and spirit.
3. The Fruitarian Diet is far more delicious, nutritious, and health-promotive than any other diet.
4. Fruiticulture will induce tangible improvements in every aspect of life on Earth—it’s regenerative and sustainable.
With the “100th monkey effect” in mind, please be the “next monkey” by joining us in teaching and living Fruiticulture. You’ll feel better, be happier, and your example will spread the most vital message that the world desperately needs. All small and large deeds will be greatly appreciated and abundantly rewarded by Mother Earth and all her children! By the very act of sharing this book with others, you will be setting the effort in exponentially greater motion!
Love in combination with integrity is the force that will drive this great transformation. Together we will co-create the vibrantly healthy world in which we wish to thrive. Please join us and share Fruiticulture! We will be thrilled to hear from you!
“Fruiticulture is an incredible compendium of what we should be doing for our bodies, our cultures and out planet. Simply put, it’s a guide to do what’s right.” -Ken Love, Executive Director of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers
Dedications – David Klein, Ph.D.
Foreword Dr. – Douglas Graham
Introduction – David Klein, Ph.D., Jesse Krebs, Ph.D. & Don Weaver
SECTION I – DIET
Pathologies of Modern Diets – David Klein, Ph.D., Dr. T. C. Fry & Wes Peterson, ND
Homo Sapiens the Frugivore – David Klein, Ph.D., Dr. T. C. Fry & Dr. Douglas Graham
The Fruitarian Diet – David Klein, Ph.D. & Dr. T. C. Fry
SECTION II – ECOLOGY
Ecological Effects of Modern Agriculture & Diets – David Klein, Ph.D.
Rebalancing the Atmosphere by Rebuilding Soil Carbon – Center for Food Safety
Regenerative Agriculture – Gerry Ross, Ph.D.
Whole Life Systems Depend on Healthy Soil – Don Weaver
Soil Remineralization – Don Weaver
The Most Ecologically Positive Diet: How Fruitarianism Can Regenerate the Earth – Don Weaver
SECTION III – THE GLOBAL SOLUTION
Fruiticulture – David Klein, Ph.D.
No More Hunger, Poverty, Disease, Pollution, Wars – David Klein, Ph.D.
SECTION IV – ACTION
Earth’s Health is in Our Hands – Don Weaver
Planting Your Home Orchard – Don Weaver
The Time is Ripe to Join & Lead – Don Weaver & David Klein, Ph.D.
A – Hua Nui
B – Earth Regeneration Centers
C – Statistics Compiled by EarthSave
D – Resources
E – About the Authors
by Dr. Douglas Graham
The year 1967, “The Summer of Love,” was a time of relative innocence, rebellion against the establishment (the Viet Nam War was really heating up) by back-to-the-land “hippies,” or “flower children,” and fantastic change (fans were blown away by the first season of Star Trek in ’66-67, and the technological possibilities it foreshadowed). In ’69, the acclaimed singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell captured the generation when she wrote and performed the classic and often quoted song, Woodstock. David appropriately used this quote from the song in Fruiticulture, and I agree fully: “And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.”
Certainly that phrase caught my attention, and that of countless other young men and women at the time, as we were in our formative years and we looked to the musicians for guidance on politics, philosophy, and even religion. More than one hundred different musicians wrote songs against our involvement in the Viet Nam War, but Joni’s Woodstock may have been the most influential.
Grace Slick ranted against the poisoning of our Earth as she and The Jefferson Airplane co-led the counterculture revolution. In the song, Eat Starch Mom, she quipped, tongue in cheek, “I don’t care if there’s chemicals it in, as long as my lettuce is crisp,” a sad but all too true commentary on the apathetic mainstream view towards health and the chemical poisoning of our planet.
As John Lennon and The Beatles came of age, they stopped writing catchy but meaningless ditties and began expressing their views on life, politics, and yes, the revolution. In their song, Revolution, The Beatles acknowledged that “we all want to change the world,” but made it clear that they will not support “destruction” or “people with minds that hate.”
Even Peter Townsend and The Who, authors of the song “My Generation,” couldn’t resist the temptation to write about their frustration in trying to create the changes that they could see were necessary if society was to go in a healthy direction. The lyrics to their song Magic Bus profoundly express what it is like to be a young person being squashed by an older generation that wields all the power and all the authority. Youth: “I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it,” Authority: “You CAN’T have it.”
As a youth and then a teen, David Klein was immersed in all of these influences. He also withstood a continual nonstop bombardment of brainwashing from the mainstream medical establishment that told him there was “no cure” for his ulcerative colitis. From ages 18 to 26 ulcerative colitis destroyed his health and made his life miserable. He was told that diet was not a factor in his disease (he ate the standard American diet), and he must conform and take medicines, even though the medicines did not in any way help him heal. One medicine even gave him temporary brain damage.
Through it all, David never surrendered his passion to reclaim his health. His search led him to the Fruitarian Diet, and thirty-four years later he is still crowing about how it resurrected his life, and then some. In Fruiticulture, David, along with his great ecologist friend Don Weaver, brings their shared dream to light—they literally pour their hearts out in revealing their vision of global health. Their message was never more necessary.
Over the past twenty-five years, David has persistently and consistently focused on helping others regain their health, guiding them on issues of diet and lifestyle, while Don has taught the world the value of planting fruit trees, growing organically, and remineralizing the world’s soils to bring us the truly nutritious food we are lacking. In Fruiticulture, David and Don take their teachings another step deeper, addressing the heart of the matter. David and Don teach us how to create a culture of fruit, the world’s best food, and the best agricultural crop for the environment.
In Section 1, David explains the science that identifies our need for fruit, tells us what will happen if we don’t eat enough fruit, and then describes exactly how to guarantee that our fruit intake is sufficient.
In Section II, David and Don identify the substances, influences, conditions, and forces necessary for growing the highest quality fruit from the healthiest trees, and they explain why fruitarianism and fruit-based agriculture can restore the world to vibrant health.
In Section III, David takes on big issues, such as how to end world hunger, pollution and wars.
True to the slogan of “Think globally but act locally,” Section IV explains what we can do as individuals to join, and lead, the Fruiticulture revolution.
David and Don are co-leading a health revival for humanity and the planet, and I am fully onboard. Together with our Fruitarian health educator friends we have put on numerous Fruitarian health education events and contributed to each others’ literary works for more than twenty years.
These days, our athletes may have even more influence than the musicians. I had the good fortune of being Martina Navratilova’s nutrition coach at the time when she ate the first banana ever consumed live on television on court at a major tournament. That summer, thousands of recreational level tennis players mimicked her actions. The banana has remained an on-court staple ever since, an important step of acceptance for a fruit that was considered uncouth to eat out of hand a mere 100 years ago.
When Michael Jordan crashed into our consciousness, an entire generation wanted to “Be like Mike,” unthinkingly eating and drinking whatever he promoted, none of which was healthy. “Sir” Charles Barkley didn’t want to be held responsible for the effect his self-destructive lifestyle was having on his viewers. His famous quote, “I’m no role model,” was an ineffective attempt at a disclaimer. Our good friend and my former student, Bradley Saul, responded by creating OrganicAthlete, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people to live more healthfully while also encouraging athletes to take a more responsible role when choosing their sponsors.
Today, vegan athletes are no longer uncommon, and you will find them disproportionately represented in the top ten percent of almost every sport. For the 2018-19 season, the NBA welcomes to the league its first raw vegan athlete in superstar Michael Porter Jr., a client of mine whose diet consists primarily of fruit, and is rounded out by raw vegetables, nuts, and seeds. The next wave of youngsters will be eating fruit when they choose to be like this Mike.
David’s idea for writing Fruiticulture with Don is a grand slam homer, as it brings us all back to our naturally healthful ways of eating sweet and juicy fruit, to living in peace and harmony with Nature, to the nurturing embrace of Hygiea, the goddess of health—enabling us to live long and healthy lives by giving humanity and our planet the nurturing care it truly needs. I think Fruiticulture is the most important “planetary healers manual” since Viktoras Kulvinskas’s seminal Survival Into the 21st Century book of 1975, and sharing Fruiticulture may be the single most important thing you ever do for your loved ones.
Dr. Douglas Graham