Paul A. Lee

There Is a Garden in the Mind


From the publisher:

"This wide-ranging and philosophical memoir chronicles the life of Alan Chadwick, an English master gardener and pioneer in the organic farming movement in California. Author and educator Paul Lee recounts his serendipitous meeting with Chadwick in 1967 and describes the founding of the student garden at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the first organic and biointensive garden at a US university. Chadwick went on to establish several organic gardens in California, including the garden at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Muir Beach.

While Chadwick worked small plots of land, he was also digging into something deeper: a centuries-old battle between the contending forces of organic nature and industrial society. Lee explores Chadwick's place in the history of this conflict and explains how the struggle to reclaim organic nature is crucial to understanding the evolution of the environmental movement."

Soft cover.

Edition: 2013. Limited print.

Condition: New.

Measures ~8"x11". 229 pages.