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UCSC Student Garden, Alan Chadwick, the Organic Farm Movement and Me!

UCSC Student Garden, Alan Chadwick, the Organic Farm Movement and Me!

Posted on Mar 30, 2009 | 15 comments

tour-chadwick-garden-may-07 Alan Chadwick with Students–That’s Me Hidden Behind the Two Girls Dawn’s light and shadow found me hunting for the place I remembered — one of wonder and inspiration—UCSC’s Student Garden. As an apprentice there I received a different kind of education, a corollary experience to my enrolled courses. Both...

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Connecting Deep Land Experiences and Planning to Daily Life

Connecting Deep Land Experiences and Planning to Daily Life

Posted on Mar 1, 2009 | 2 comments

A recent conversation transported me to a forest landscape in Maine. An unique opportunity to advise a client during the pre-construction planning phase took me on a six hour car ride to deep woods and a barely passable road–it was late March and the snow a lingering shadow. The building site sloped to a noisy creek alive with winter snowmelt that...

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Sunrise Musings

Sunrise Musings

Posted on Feb 16, 2009 | 0 comments

The dawn that woke me mid-week felt different. At  some level of awareness I noticed that the sky’s color, the greener foliage of the distant white pine and hemlock, and the sound perception differed from the day before. Later I realized it was a relatively “warmer” morning than the twenty plus degrees today. The sun’s angle wakes...

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