The Alan Chadwick Archive

is Now Officially Up and Running!

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The new website contains  over 11 hours of video, 40 lectures, many with transcripts, hundreds of photos, writings, with much much more to come! This is a great event in the history of horticulture. Enjoy!

“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.”


                                              (photo courtesy of David Field)


                                    Alan Chadwick (1909-1980)

E. F. Schumacher (Small is Beautiful) called Englishman Alan Chadwick "the greatest horticulturist of the 20th century." Chadwick founded the French Intensive Biodynamic System, combining double digging, intensive growing beds, and the biodynamic approach of Austrian visionary Rudolf Steiner, who tutored Chadwick in the 1920’s. Chadwick cultivated gardens of sublime beauty and production in the 60's and 70's throughout the United States. Nearly everyone practicing biodynamics today has been kissed by the Chadwick transmission, and this conveyance has been equally of practical and spiritual horticulture.

Please contact Craig Siska at for more information on the archive. This site has served its purpose and will soon be taken down.

We also would like to give great thanks to everyone who has contributed to the archive with materials and or time. The future smiles back at you!



“Horticulture is the greatest of all crafts, the art of the creation of God…the garden leads into the whole of the vision of Nature.”

“The garden is all secrets, the whole miracle of the garden is made up of secrets, and I’ve been granted the chance to expose a few others to this incredible ‘thing’ which, itself, is the teacher. It is, you see – though many people find the idea amusing – the garden that makes the gardener.”