Alan Chadwick and Joseline Stauffacher in Santa Cruz

Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Stephen Decater Remembers Alan Chadwick, Part 1


The first part of Stephen's interview with Greg Haynes in July, 2012. Discussion of Steve's first impressions of Alan Chadwick at UC Santa Cruz. Paul Lee and his interest in starting a garden. John Powell as Alan's first apprentice. Steve's introduction to the garden and the high quality produce it grew. How his interest shifted from classes at the university to the activities in the garden under Alan. Instruction in the division of dahlias. Nature as a gift to human beings and the constraints of economy. Man and his capacity to magnify nature. Mechanized agriculture has only existed for 100 years, whereas man has been farming for 10,000 years, mostly in partnership with animals. (17:19)



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