Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 5: Cultivation, Part 6

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




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Rains, ice, and wind can cause compaction. The application of a fine powdery material can release compaction where cultivation is not possible. Questions and Answers. The use of machinery. The French Intensive System is not dogmatic, but there are usually better alternatives to mechanical tillage. Visit from the Minister of Agriculture from Trinidad who marveled at the lack of tractors at Covelo. The French Intensive System can work areas for growing grains using hand tools. Quality vs. quantity. A method for developing large fields for grains. Reliance on machinery is largely a matter of habit. Soil is a sacramental matter. It may be advisable to go a little bit to the extreme in order to bring about a balance in the serious unbalance of modern agriculture . Warren Pierce, Richard Joos, and others to help with explanations if necessary. (13:12)



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