New World Utopias
A Photographic History of the Search for Community
By Paul Kagan
[ Ed. note: This book, published in 1975, contains a chapter on the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center that was operated by the San Francisco Zen Center. Included within that chapter is this photograph of a scene at Green Gulch from the year 1972. The caption from the photo is given below as it was printed on page 173 of New World Utopias with a reference to Alan Chadwick. Needless to say, the person giving the demonstration is not Alan, but rather Allen Kalpin who, with Peter Jorris, was a Chadwick staff member during the earliest period of that project. Peter stands in the foreground with his back to the camera, with Patricia Buttitta standing in profile to his right. ]
"Alan Chadwick, an expert gardener, teaching Zen students and his own apprentices the principles of gardening and soil conservation at Green Gulch Farm. This program lasted a year and helped produce the present gardens at Green Gulch."