Garden Trophies

  Originally of Peruvian descent, the lovely and delicious Nasturtium was prized by the Incas as both a vegetable and a medicine. Both communal and self-reliant, she gladly makes herself at home in any garden where she can find sufficient water, sunlight, and drainage. Though the common Latinate name Nasturtium translates as “nose-twister” in reference […]

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” Philosophy is the product of wonder.”
– Alfred North Whitehead

Alan Chadick is the legendary garden sage at UC Santa Cruz who planted the seedbed for California’s organic movement. Today, Alan’s  gardens have blossomed into UCSC’s Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, an organization that continues to have seminal influence in the study of sustainable and regenerative agriculture.