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Agriculture -- Maine

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

Jill Breen, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall

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Abstract 3066 Jill Breen, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, September 22, 2002, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Breen talks about the choice to move to Troy, Maine, instead of Vermont in 1972; the attraction of organic farming as a way of life; apprenticing on a vegetable farm; moving to St. Albans, Maine; becoming a midwife; financial hardship; apprenticing as a means of learning a trade; the “Birth Tent” at the Common Ground Fair; isolation from the local community in Central Maine;...
Dates: 2000-2004

John Belding, interviewed by Pamela Dean

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Abstract 2676 John Belding, interviewed by Pamela Dean, September 23, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Belding talks about his interest in Forestry which led him to study it in college and move to Maine; how he went from surveyor to also being a farmer; raising farm animals such as goats, cattle, pigs and chickens; selling organic produce at his farm stand starting at 1990; preparing his land in Lovell from overgrown to farm-ready; involvement in MOFGA and the Common Ground fair;...
Dates: 2000-2004

Leon Bussell, interviewed by Ford Reiche

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0841 Leon Bussell, interviewed by Ford Reiche for AY 125, October 9, 1974, Orono, Maine. Ilka List is the depositor and was not present at the interview. Bussell talks about life on a farm at the turn of the century. Text: 26 pp. of brief catalog and partial transcript. Recording: T 0772 - T 0774 3 hours.

Dates: 1974

Maine State Subordinate, Juvenile, and Pomona Grange Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0322
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of records of individual subordinate and juvenile chapters of the Grange in Maine. Included are secretarys' books, dues books, roll books, and account books.

Dates: 1873-2003

Martha Gottleib, interviewed by James Moreira

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Abstract 2674 Martha Gottleib, interviewed by James Moreira, September 22, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Gottleib talks about moving to Maine for a better education for her children; joining MOFGA out of a shared identity with its members; the Summerhill system style school her children attended when they came to Maine; meeting the Nearings; tensions between native Mainers and back-to-the-land people; early work with MOFGA; growing and selling garlic; her involvement in a...
Dates: 2000-2004

Matthew Strong, interviewed by Anu Dudley

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Abstract 3072 Matthew Strong, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 19, 2003, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Strong speaks about his experiences as an egg roll vendor at the Common Ground and Blue Hill Fairs; his history of making leather clothing and furniture; food preparation guidelines; joining the steering committee as food co-coordinator; MOFGA’s goals; fair expansion; common vendor complaints; selling his business; food vendor applications; his MOFGA involvement; MOFGA and politics;...
Dates: 2000-2004

Max Gass, interviewed by Cheryl Berg

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Abstract 1088 Max Gass, interviewed by Cheryl Berg, November 16, 1976, in Bangor, Maine. Gass talks about his life experiences on a Maine farm and during WWII, as well as perspectives on the 1970s; childhood on a farm in the 20s and 30s; choosing to enter the Navy when he was drafted in 1943; war effort in the Bangor area; Victory in Europe Day while stationed in Hawaii; radio programs circa 1941; importance of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; his views on women’s liberation, equality, and the ideal...
Dates: 1974-1980

Mort Mather, interviewed by Pamela Dean

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Abstract 2634 Mort Mather, interviewed by Pamela Dean, September 22, 2000, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Mather talks about his career as a stage manager in New York and Ogunquit, Maine; moving to Maine and becoming a subsistence farmer; relationship with local community; harvesting wheat with a combine vs. a scythe; involvement in MOFGA; spreading manure from a pickup truck and the manure pitch at the Common Ground Fair; market gardening; and his feelings about the Common Ground Fair....
Dates: 2000-2004

Peggy Heigold Strong, interviewed by Anu Dudley

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Abstract 3071 Peggy Heigold Strong, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 19, 2003, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Strong speaks about moving from Connecticut to Maine; attending Bates College; MOFGA and the Common Ground Fair; working for future husband Matthew Strong at his egg roll stand; food vendors Steve Aucoin and Tom St. John; food guidelines; her experiences as craft area coordinator; past coordinator Wendy Dumont; craft area concerns, including security, parking, electricity,...
Dates: 2000-2004

Poem, by Herbert Dickey

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NA1048 Poem by Herbert Dickey III, Lincoln, Maine. “Suthin,”is a poem about a pulpwood operation in Washington County; work he did on a farm; people he knows in relation to the towns they live in and what they were doing; how they are all meaningful to stick through life with him. See NF XVIII: “Suthin’.” Text: 8 pp. poem. Release received: December 6, 1974.

Dates: 1976

Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Deering (Arthur Lowell) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-020
Scope and Contents The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by Arthur Lowell Deering who was a nationally known educator and expert in Maine agriculture and agricultural education, but there are also some photographic material of staff in the Extension Service and events at the University of Maine and other academic institutions and an audio recording from an outstanding farmers awards ceremony (1957). The records cover his service to the University of Maine at Orono as Director of...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1919-1957; 1909-1980

Richard Dickey, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall

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3064 Richard Dickey, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, September 20, 2002, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Dickey discusses the Common Ground Fair; getting involved ca. 1980; changes when the fair moved from Litchfield to Windsor; attitude of the citizens of Windsor; the importance of the fair for consumers; the fair as an institution; and his favorite memories of the fair. Text: 14 pp. transcript. Recording: C 2108. mfc_na3064_c2108_01.

Dates: 2000-2004

Rob Johnston, interviewed by Anu Dudley

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Abstract 2688 Rob Johnston, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 22, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine, about Johnny’s Selected Seeds, the company he founded in 1973. Topics discussed include his move to Maine in 1974; buying his farm in Albion, Me. in 1975; looking for heirloom, short season seeds and other rare and imported seeds; the growth of the business; the development of various seed lines such as Baby Bear pumpkins and Lipstick red peppers; adding tools to the list of...
Dates: 2000-2004

Roberta Bailey, interviewed by Elizabeth Hedler

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Abstract 2637 Roberta Bailey, interviewed by Elizabeth Hedler, September 23, 2000, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Topics discussed include Bailey's move to Maine; how she began gardening and preserving garden produce; becoming involved with the Maine Organic Farmer's and Gardener's Association; activities of her chapter in the 1970s and 1980s; grafting and growing fruit trees; seed saving; running a food concession at the Common Ground Fair (Better Hummus and Gardens); relationship with...
Dates: 2000-2004

Rosey Guest, interviewed by Pamela Dean

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2684 Rosey Guest, interviewed by Pamela Dean, September 21, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine, about the history of MOFGA. Recording: C 1978. mfc_na2684_c1978_01, mfc_na2684_c1978_02.

Dates: 2000-2004

Roy Hatch, interviewed by Jeffrey “Smokey” McKeen

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NA3931 Roy Hatch, interviewed by Jeffrey “Smokey” McKeen, December 2, 1991, at Hatch’s home in Morrill, Maine. Hatch talks about Frye Mountain, where he was born and grew up. Text: 14 pp. index/transcript. Recording: mfc_na3931_c0847_01 28 minutes.

Dates: 1991

Russell Libby, interviewed by Anu Dudley

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2683 Russell Libby, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 23, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Libby discusses the history of MOFGA; how he got involved in organic farming; starting his farm in 1984; serving on the MOFGA board beginning in 1983; growth of organic farming; role of agriculture in local communities; MOFGA’s role building networks; building credibility over time; and managing growth. Text: 25 pp. transcript. Recording: C 1977. mfc_na2683_c1977_01.

Dates: 2000-2004

Student paper, by Leonard Hall

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Abstract 3780 By Leonard Hall for ANT 326, April 22, 2010. Paper, titled “Folk Music of Maine,” deals with Maine’s strong history and traditions reflected in its music; two distinct cultures in Maine: inland and coastal; inland culture strongly relies on the lumber industry; expressed in folk music; inland traditions of farming and hunting for sustenance; strong nature of Maine women depicted through folk songs; foresters’ sense of place; coastal culture includes fishermen; their lives portrayed...
Dates: 1959-2008

Sue Sergeant, interviewed by James Moreira

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2633 Sue Sergeant, interviewed by James Moreira, September 24, 2000, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Sergeant discusses moving to Maine; sources of involvement in organic farming; growth of her organic farm; pest control; involvement with MOFGA and her local chapter; MOFGA organic certification; involvement with the Common Ground Fair; and growing for a farmer's market. Text: 26 pp. transcript. Recording: C 1916 1 hour. mfc_na2633_c1916_01, mfc_na2633_c1916_02

Dates: 2000-2004

Susan Belding, interviewed by James Moreira

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Abstract 2675 Susan Belding, interviewed by James Moreira, September 23, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Belding talks about her farm; her father as a gardener and a physician; how she got into organic farming in Maine; growing flowers for market; seed saving; genetically modified seeds for flowers and ornamental plants; economic development of the farm, including the shift to a farm stand; involvement with MOFGA; pest and weed control and crop rotation in organically grown...
Dates: 2000-2004

Susan Pierce, interviewed by Anu Dudley

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Abstract 3070 Susan Pierce, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 22, 2002, at the Commom Ground Fair, Unity, Maine. Pierce recounts her experiences as fair director; reasons for moving to Maine; her education at the University of Maine at Farmington in Early Childhood Education; working in agriculture in California in the 1970s; reasons for accepting the MOFGA fair director position; her early years as director; establishing a steering committee and planning team; early issues with the Common Ground...
Dates: 2000-2004

Tim Nason, interviewed by Anu Dudley

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Abstract 3073 Tim Nason, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 20, 2003, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Nason speaks about moving to Maine from Massachusetts; returning to a more traditional way of life; growing their own food and raising their own livestock; learning organic farming from his neighbors and books; opening and operating a natural foods store in Kennebunkport, Maine; MOFGA and the Maine Extension Service; becoming editor of the MOFGA newsletter; rural skills; MOFGA as an...
Dates: 2000-2004

Tom Roberts, interviewed by James Moreira

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Abstract 2631 Tom Roberts, interviewed by James Moreira, September 24, 2000, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Roberts talks about moving to Maine; reasons they would have preferred Vermont; back-to-the-land movement; move to organic farming; early years of MOFGA; building a stone house inspired by the Nearings; farm life as a hippie commune; marketing and buying natural and organic food in Boston; organizing cooperative marketing with other Maine farmers; marketing strategies; challenges...
Dates: 2000-2004

Victor Archer, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives

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NA0835 Victor Archer, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, July 17, 1974, Crawford, Maine. Archer talks about hunting and guiding. Text: Brief catalog and 68 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na0835_t0755_01, mfc_na0835_t0756_01 [T 0755 - T 0756]. 1 hour

Dates: 1971 - 1999

Walter Smith, interviewed by Colleen George

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1021 Walter Smith, interviewed by Colleen George, for IDL 105, fall 1974, Orono, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Smith talks about his life, learning farming from his father, views on current events. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1032 1 hour.

Dates: 1974-1980

Wes Daniel, interviewed by Jamie Moreira

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3076 Wes Daniel, interviewed by Jamie Moreira, September 19, 2003, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Recording: C 2120. mfc_na3076_c2120_01

Dates: 2000-2004

Wilder Kimball, Grace Kimball, and Evaline Kimball, interviewed by Florence Ireland and William Gates

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Abstract 1053 Mr. Wilder Kimball, Mrs. Grace Kimball, and Evaline Kimball (WK’s sister), interviewed by Florence Ireland and William Gates, summer 1975, Rumford Point, Maine. The Kimballs (all in their 70s) talk about farming; oxen; hunting and trapping: 4-H and granges as social events; Mary Turner and Florence Baker talk of the struggle to survive during difficult times along with motivation for developing self-reliance and work ethic; the schedule of work load; sheer size of the farmland. Text: 2...
Dates: 1959-2008

Will Bonsell, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall

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Abstract 2628 Will Bonsell, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, September 23, 2000, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Bonsell discusses getting started as an organic farmer; how his expectations have changed due to his experiences; economic aspects of farm life; food storage and other strategies for self-sufficient living; living a vegan lifestyle as an individual and as a farmer; relationship with local people and other organic farmers; involvement in MOFGA and the Common Ground Fair;...
Dates: 2000-2004

Will Brinton, interviewed by Pamela Dean

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Abstract 2632 Will Brinton, interviewed by Pamela Dean, September 23, 2000, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Brinton talks about his family's garden when he was growing upper; his father's bread; moving to Maine; social, agricultural, and environmental activism in the 1960s and 1970s; studying agriculture at the University of Maine; his mentors, including the Nearings, Benjamin and Marjory Spock, and Rachel Carson; early involvement with MOFGA; his soil testing laboratory; involvement in...
Dates: 2000-2004

William “Bill” Thayer and Amanda Caron

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Abstract 3065 William “Bill” Thayer and Amanda Caron, interviewed by James Moreira, September 20, 2003, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Thayer talks about early life in Massachusetts; being in the insurance business in Boston; moving to Gouldsboro, Maine in 1977 and into a 10-room farmhouse on 33 acres; getting into farming; his farming practices with livestock, which included sheep, pigs, cows, turkeys and chickens; vegetable gardening; selling and buying straw from Canada; MOFGA farm...
Dates: 2000-2004