Roberta Bailey, interviewed by Elizabeth Hedler, September 23, 2000, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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September 23 2000 (Date created)

 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 local people; writing on cooking and gardening for MOFGA publications; experience of the fair; plant breeding for Fedco seed company; propagating fruit trees; genetically modified organisms and organic agriculture; growing seeds for Fedco.

Creator and/or Contributor
Roberta Bailey (interviewee), Elizabeth Hedler (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Gardening (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Grafting (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Food preservation (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Seed crops (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Neighbors (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Plant breeding (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Organic Farming (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
GMOs (Genetically modified organisms) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Fruit trees (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1977 - 2000
Geographic Coverage
Washington County, Maine (Geonames)
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Vassalboro, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Roberta Bailey (interviewee)
Elizabeth Hedler (interviewer)
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