Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 17.6, Plant Study: Rubus, The Blackberry, Part 2

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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Contents of this Segment:

Deprivation of nature based on the fears of human beings. Local practice will inform pruning methods, depending on climate. Discussion of the use of wild fruits, which can cause stomach problems. Storm damage to the trees. Sources and suppliers of herbs. Mention of problems in the Virginia project, partly as a result of Chadwick's health, but also due to issues with the leadership, has had the effect that the practical studies have been neglected. Alan gives apologies for the weakness in the technical and practical side of the horticultural studies. He expresses confidence that in the near future his health will improve and that this can be rectified. He offers to provide more theoretical studies to balance the lacks in other areas, if desired. Mentions the problems with the land ownership at New Market, Virginia. Lack of infrastructure and difficult weather has limited what can be done in the garden. A proposal for a dramatic performance. (18:15)



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