I have recently come to the work of Alan Chadwick, and have been enamoured by his philosophical, horticultural, and visionary insights. He never wrote a book, but his Biodynamic French Intensive system was conveyed through lectures and the accounts of his students that witnessed his exquisite, and bountiful gardens.
Alan Chadwick came from a wealthy aristocratic family in England, he studied at the finest horticultural schools in England and Europe and was also tutored, via his mother’s ties to some of the most prominent visionaries of the age, including Rudolf Steiner.
He was a dramatist and performed on the stage from the age of 21 (1930), following the war he joined a travelling drama troupe in South Africa. Later in life, he started to develop gardens and moved to the US in 1962 to begin a gardening project at the University Of California Santa Cruz.
Alan found his way of bridging classical horticulture with a holistic world view, he orates his insights with flair and draws upon history, philosophy, and the arts to articulate his knowledge.
The Movement Of The Planets (1.1) During the course, we acted out the movements of the planets from a heliocentric, and geocentric perspective. We represented each planet with its associated...
I am documenting my project for my second year as a biodynamic trainee at Ruskin Mill. To view my project proposal go here or to view my project research go here. 4th November 2021 I started...