Paul Lee

Paul Lee studied philosophy at St. Olaf College and received his divinity degree and PhD from Harvard. He taught at Harvard, MIT, and UC Santa Cruz, where he founded the first organic garden on a university with Alan Chadwick in 1967. In 1976 alongside Paige Smith, he began the California Conservation Corps under Jerry Brown’s administration. Paul organized and proposed the Greenbelt Inititative to save the Pogonip in 1978. In 1985 he founded the organization that became Santa Cruz’s Homeless Services Center. Currently, he writes, works on the Alan Chadwick, archive and the Circle Trail Project to make Santa Cruz an ecotoursist destination. His books include: There is a Garden in the Mind, The Quality of Mercy, Florence the Goose, and a play, A Lullaby for Wittgenstein. In the Fall of 2013, he will teach a class at Cowell College, entitled, Who Killed Cock Robin. For more information go to his website, ecotopia.org.

Conceptual Art