Monday, January 12, 2009

The Power of a Gardener


Flowers at front garden
Originally uploaded by Tasumi1968
"We are the living links in a life force that moves and plays around and through us, binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars."

This is a quote by Alan Chadwick, a gifted organic gardener. E.M. Schumacher (Small is Beautiful) called him "the greatest horticulturist of the 20th century."

Chadwick was an Englishman who fought in World War II, which was his inspiration to 'grow' world peace through all of us, working individually and together, with the life forces of the garden.

4 comments:

Julia Guthrie said...

Hi Terra, just wanted to thank you for dropping by my blog, lovely to meet you!:)
Julia x

Ewa said...

Hello Terra,
World is really small nowadays :) Your friend is coming to Poland, ha? Is she also garden writing related? or she is doing something completely different?
If she needs some guiding or help here - just let me know.
Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
Ewa

Sparkles said...

Lovely flowers and comments Sunshine.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Terra,
I wasn't sure if you knew Alan Chadwick founded UCSC's Garden Project in the late 1960s. You can see 30 photos of him and the early days of the garden in UCSC's Digital Collections, http://digitalcollections.ucsc.edu/... They are part of the UCSC Campus History collection in CONTENTdm.
Best wishes,
Kathleen