Alan Chadwick and Joseline Stauffacher in Santa Cruz

Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Jodi Greenberg Frediani Remembers Alan Chadwick



Jodi Frediani







Jodi Frediani shortly after completing her apprenticeship with Alan Chadwick in Santa Cruz








Jodi Greenberg arrived in Santa Cruz as a student at UCSC in the year 1966, but before long dropped out of school to work full-time in the garden with Alan Chadwick. Alan affectionately called her "Blackie" because of her raven-black hair, which, when not tied up in tight braids, was exuberant. Some of her co-apprentices at the time were Jim Nelson, Peter Jorris, "Goldilocks", and Beth Benjamin. Not long after her experience in the garden at Santa Cruz, Jodi married John Frediani and they soon moved to England to study Biodynamics at Emerson College in Forrest Row.

On July 27, 2017, the date of Alan Chadwick's birthday, Jodi spoke with Greg Haynes and Peter Jorris at her home in Bonny Doon, California, early in the day prior to a 50-year dinner reunion of Chadwick's Santa Cruz garden apprentices. She described her experiences working with Alan at the UCSC garden, how he helped her plan the layout of her own farm, and about his positive influence on the subsequent direction her life.



Jodi Frediani Speaks about Alan Chadwick, Part 1




Jodi Frediani Speaks about Alan Chadwick, Part 2




Jodi Frediani Speaks about Alan Chadwick, Part 3






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