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Alan Chadwick: Garden Song (1980)



Alan Chadwick: Garden Song (1980)



The late Alan Chadwick, actor, master gardener, and inventor of the "Biodynamic French Intensive Method" spent 50 years in the garden -- digging, planting and watching.

Chadwick's method of gardening in raised beds produces an amazing amount of food in very little space, and uses few resources. Over 50 countries are developing garden projects based on his technique.

But to Chadwick there is more to gardening than growing food. It can nourish your soul as well.

A beautiful portrait of a dynamic human being, it was photographed at Chadwick's gardens in Virginia, Boulder Creek and Bolinas, California. It also features John Jeavons and Dr. Paul Lee, who discuss Chadwick's vitally important contribution to small-scale agriculture in a hungry world.
Digitized for the Alan Chadwick Living Library and Archive.
Bullfrog Films has generously allowed their film, “Garden Song” to be streamed by the Alan Chadwick Living Library & Archive. This film remains the intellectual property of Bullfrog Films. If you wish to purchase a copy of the film, or have it streamed at your educational institution, please contact Bullfrog Films at

The copying or other reproduction of this film, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the written consent of Bullfrog Films.



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