[permaculture] From Craig Alan Siska, Landscape Architect. RE: The ALAN CHADWICK ARCHIVE PROJECT

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Subject: 	From Craig Alan Siska, Landscape Architect. RE: The ALAN
Date: 	Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:12:00 -0400
From: 	Craig Siska <thealanchadwickarchive at gmail.com>

Dear friends, apprentices and those interested in the work, vision &
legacy of Alan Chadwick,

Greetings. I am Craig Siska; I apprenticed with Alan in VA in 1978-79,
and am now working very closely with Stephen Crimi and others, here in
the Asheville, NC area, to */finally/* - 32 years after his passing -
create the Alan Chadwick Archive.

Our immediate goal is to contact as many people as possible, to gather
any and all materials regarding Alan and his work that might still be
extant and available:

*/1) Audio tapes of Alan's public talks and lectures to apprentices./*
*/2) Photographs of Alan and the gardens he brought to fruition./*
*/3) Apprentices' notes of lectures and demonstrations in the garden./*
*/4) Letters to and from Alan./*
*/5) Drawings or plans of gardens that either Alan or others made./*
*/6) Seed lists/plant lists/ or planting design plans of Alan's garden
*/7) Garden logs/ Forcing House Logs/ Garden Journals./*
*/8) Pocket notes taken by apprentices when Alan did garden demonstrations/*
*/9) Any other material germane to Alan, his work, vision and legacy./*

We will create a public website, where anyone can log in, and experience
Alan's legacy. This will take much time, effort, money and TLC.

Please know that we have and are making individual agreements with
certain people, regarding the materials they contribute to the archive.
We seek written permission with each person; and their materials placed
before the public in the AC Archive will be done so according to their
own individual wishes.  Certain materials, as so specified, will NOT be
"downloadable" nor "copy-able".

We have two extensive videos (all the original & cutting room floor
footage) of Alan being interviewed, and written permission to use them.
One was shot in Covelo in 1975, and the other was shot in VA in 1979.

We are working with a professional video/sound engineer here in
Asheville, NC, right now, both remastering the video material, and
digitizing all the audio tapes, and cleaning up the sound quality, as
best that can be done. ( With regard to the audio tapes, we are ALWAYS
looking for new tapes, even tapes of the same talks we have....reason:
others [maybe YOU] just might have a tape in better shape with better
sound quality, than the ones we already have).

As well, we, and a few others, are plugging away, */Transcribing,
Proofreading, Edting and Annotating/* the approx. 250 audio tapes of
Alan's lectures to apprentices and his more public talks. This will be
the lion's share of the work that needs to be done.

The plan is to have both an MP3 file and a transcript of the talks
available on line, so one can listen to the talk, and read along. Alan
is best HEARD, both on video and audio.

Please get in touch with me, if this project interests you further, or
if you, or someone you know well, has material to contribute to the AC

We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we look very much forward to
hearing from you in the near future. The world needs to hear and see
what Alan was pointing to, now more than ever.

Thank you for your considerations.

Warm regards,

*/Craig Alan Siska, Landscape Architect/*
*/PO Box 804 /*
*/Montreat, NC 28757/*
*/(828) 357-5015 [ home/ land line ]/*
*/AC Archive Email: thealanchadwickarchive at gmail.com
<mailto:thealanchadwickarchive at gmail.com>/*
*/Professional Business Email:siskadesign at gmail.com
<mailto:siskadesign at gmail.com>/*

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