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Alan Chadwick: A vision of Biodynamic Horticulture:
Four Lectures on Seven CDs at Saratoga CA

Alan Chadwick, 1975, Over 7 hours of recordings,1975, $40.00

Alan was also a legendary actor, so the recordings have all the dramatic elements he brought to his teaching. The lectures are: The Vision of Biodynamic Horticulture, Propagation, Fertilization, and Potpourri (miscellaneous subjects). The quality of these recordings is very good, especially considering the state of recording.

Alan Chadwick both in print and in audio:

Alan Chadwick was a legendary master gardener who studied at the great horticultureal centers in England and France. Most particularly he was tutored by Rudolf Steiner as a child (biodynamics), and spent time in France studying their intensive method of agriculture. After World War II he decided that gardening was the best way to eliminate any future wars; as John Jeavons put it, “to grow world peace through all of us working individually (and together) with the life forces in the garden, its soil and plants, to become participants in life’s wonderful, rhythmic, and quietly-alive Cosmic Dance.” So he distilled everything he had learned into his Biodynamic French Intensive method of horticulture.

He did not stop war of course, but had a profound effect on sustainable organic agriculture. Our own biointensive and Grow Biointensive® methods borrowed heavily from Alan’s methods. The Agroecology program at USSC started with him digging a barren hillside. Biodynamic gardeners who have studied under Alan or heard his lectures have gained additional insight into their own discipline.

There is a huge amount of horticultural knowledge in Charwick’s lectures. You cannot just read through, or listen to this once, you could productively re-read these many times and still be learning something new. Note that the book and the CDs are not the same lectures, and their content differs somewhat.

Alan Chadwick both in print and in audio: Alan Chadwick was a legendary master gardener who studied at the great horticultureal centers in England and France. Most particularly he was tutored by Rudolf Steiner as a child (biodynamics), and spent time in France studying their intensive method of agriculture. After World War II he decided that gardening was the best way to eliminate any future wars; as John Jeavons put it, "to grow world peace through all of us working individually (and together) with the life forces in the garden, its soil and plants, to become participants in life's wonderful, rhythmic, and quietly-alive Cosmic Dance." So he distilled everything he had learned into his Biodynamic French Intensive method of horticulture. He did not stop war of course, but had a profound effect on sustainable organic agriculture. Our own biointensive and Grow Biointensive® methods borrowed heavily from Alan's methods. The Agroecology program at USSC started with him digging a barren hillside. Biodynamic gardeners who have studied under Alan or heard his lectures have gained additional insight into their own discipline. There is a huge amount of horticultural knowledge in Charwick's lectures. You cannot just read through, or listen to this once, you could productively re-read these many times and still be learning something new. Note that these are not the same lectures, and their content differs somewhat.

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