Monday, April 13, 2009

Great New Book @ Alan Chadwick

Performance in the Garden: A Collection of Talks on Biodynamic French Intensive Horticulture
by Alan Chadwick

E.M. Schumacher (Small is Beautiful) called Englishman Alan Chadwick "the greatest horticulturist of the 20th century." Chadwick was a student of Rudolf Steiner, an early advocate of organics, and founder of French Intensive Biodynamic System. He railed against the tragic policies of corporate agribusiness, while cultivating gardens of sublime beauty and production in the 60's and 70's throughout the United States. Nearly everyone practicing biodynamics today has been kissed by the Chadwick transmission. Up until now his unique artistic approach and deep perception of nature were unavailable in writing. Performance in the Garden harvests sixteen incredible, inspired and practical talks that will help us, as herbalist and friend Paul Lee aptly put it, "replant the vital root of existence."
334 pages (Paperback)

1 comment:

  1. An extensive commentary on this book, along with a lot more information on Alan Chadwick can be found at:

    Besides starting the program that is now known as the Agroecology Program at UC Santa Curz, Alan also established the gardens at Green Gulch. He was a very important and influencial personality.