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There Is a Garden in the Mind: A Memoir of Alan Chadwick and the Organic Movement in California

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There Is a Garden in the Mind presents an engaging look at the work and life of pioneering organic gardener Alan Chadwick and his profound influence on the organic farming movement. In this wide-ranging and philosophical memoir, author Paul Lee recounts his first serendipitous meeting with Chadwick in Santa Cruz, California, in 1967, and their subsequent founding of the Ch ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by North Atlantic Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Nada Miljkovic
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Written by philosophy professor and theologian, Dr. Paul Lee, There Is A Garden In the Mind, Alan Chadwick and the Organic Movement in California, is part philosophy, part personal meditation, and part tribute to a man who was a transformational figure in the organic movement that began from small seeds in California and has now reached a global community.

The book is the result of over thirty years of research and inquiry into the undermining of organic nature by modern scienc
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Bob
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gardening, bob-s-book
My favorite book this year so far. I was expecting a history/memoir, but what I got was a philosophical treatise on the how we moved from a living breathing world,full of spirit, to the mechanical, industrial juggernaut of despair we live in today. And gardening is a main character. Very deep and beautiful. I learned a lot. I have a ton of new authors, ideas and books to explore. Besides who cannot enjoy an author that explicitly states that he may love bibliographies even more than books! Weee
Connie Kronlokken
Ranging over quite a bit of territory, Paul Lee describes his friendship with Alan Chadwick, and how he places him in the history of organic gardening. Chadwick started the UC Santa Cruz garden project in 1967 and left in 1972. Though he didn't say much about it, his techniques were partly from Rudolf Steiner. Paul Lee: "The garden in my mind is a long excursus on what I have learned from my association with Chadwick and his gardens, and the split in the culture: industrial technocracy against o ...more
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