Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 28.4, Plant Study: Chenopodium, Goose Foot

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



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Chenopodium is related to the beet (beta) family. Sonchus draws in all of the beneficial birds. Amaranthus bears a highly nutritious seed. Chickory is also good. High salt content in the chenopodium family. Characteristics of various members of the chenopodiums. Quinoa is a highly nutritious member of the chenopodium family that produces a great quantity of seeds. It was the principal food of the people who live in the area of the Andes Mountains. The imporance of exercise in the health of animals on the farm. Religion and nature are not separate things; they must be kept together. The importance of free range conditions for all livestock so that a whole range of plant influences are available to the animals. We cannot know all of the needs intellectually, so must trust in the diversity of nature. Mustard and paprika can be a helpful addition to the poultry feed. Never feed eggshells to poultry because this will induce them to begin eating their own eggs. (22:20)



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