Alan Chadwick's tomb and scenes at Green Gulch
Various resources can be found on this website describing Alan Chadwick's work at the San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm in Muir Beach, California in 1972 and 1973. Peter Jorris describes the end of that project here. Greg Haynes describes some of his experiences with Alan at Green Gulch here. Wendy Johnson's book, Gardening at the Dragon's Gate is reviewed here. See also: Zen students remember Alan Chadwick at Green Gulch and Challenges faced by Alan Chadwick at Green Gulch.
Photo of a Great Blue Heron in one of the lower farm fields at Green Gulch Farm, 2007
A view of Alan Chadwick's Tomb, 2007.
A view from Alan's tomb. The curse of the summer fog can be seen creeping up the valley. This caused many heartaches for Alan Chadwick and his staff during 1972 and 1973, as the garden (and the gardeners) suffered for lack of sunshine. (Photo: Will Haynes, 2012)
Another view of Alan's tomb, 2007.
A view of the hills from Alan's tomb, 2007.
Click here for a link to the Zen Center website and a picture of the area of Alan Chadwick's tomb after a work day at Green Gulch cleaned up the area significantly. A visit in 2012 indicated that ongoing maintenance is needed. Any former Chadwick apprentices in the San Francisco Bay Area interested?
A view of the formal garden at Green Gulch. (Photo: Will Haynes, 2012)
Alan Chadwick's tomb, 2012
A view of the lower farm fields at Green Gulch, 2012, taken from the site of Alan's tomb.
Farm fields at Green Gulch, 2012
Brassicas growing in the greenhouse at Green Gulch Farm. (Photo: Will Haynes, 2012)
Box hedge, flowering cherry, and rose arbors in the formal garden at Green Gulch. This was designed by Skip Kimura, an Alan Chadwick apprentice at Covelo in 1977-1978. Skip was later recruited by then abbot Richard Baker to redesign and rebuild the gardens at Green Gulch after the destruction of the original Chadwick garden due to building construction. (Photo: Will Haynes, 2012)
Unless otherwise attributed, all photos are by Greg Haynes, 2007 and 2012