Martha Gottleib, interviewed by James Moreira, September 22, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 2674 (local)
September 22 2001 (Date created)

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 worldwide seed exchange program; the changes at the Common Ground Fair in recent years and some people’s dissatisfaction with them; her views on the Common Ground Fair’s sociopolitical importance; and the direction MOFGA should take in the future.

Creator and/or Contributor
Martha Gottlieb (interviewee), James Moreira (interviewee)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Alternative education (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Culture conflict (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Garlic (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Gardening (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Social movements (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Communes (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Neighbors (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Education (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Nonprofit organizations (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Commercialization (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Mentors (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1960 - 2000
Geographic Coverage
Brooklyn, New York (Geonames)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Geonames)
Strasburg, Pennsylvania (Geonames)
Freeport, Maine (Geonames)
Whitefield, Maine (Geonames)
Minnesota, United States (Geonames)
Litchfield, Maine (Geonames)
Windsor, Maine (Geonames)
Florida, United States (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Martha Gottlieb (interviewee)
James Moreira (interviewee)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript in NA 2674