Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 26.3, Clamping, Part 1

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



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Storage of fresh vegetables in outdoor clamps in imitation of methods used by wild animals to store their food for the winter. Canned or frozen food is a paltry substitute for the bounty that nature provides, and largely unnecessary. Vegetables that are harvested and stored continue to ripen and change their chemical composition. Recollections of World War I and the food shortages at that time. How mangel-wurzels were stored in clamps for animal and human food. Nuts are far better stored in clamps than when dried. Cooking apples, all root crops (except Jerusalem artichokes), potatoes, etc., can be clamped. All items to be clamped must be clean and undamaged. (14:58)



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