John Belding, interviewed by Pamela Dean, September 23, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 2676 (local)
September 23 2001 (Date created)

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; growth of the organic farming movement; his work as farmer’s market coordinator; the MOFGA apprenticeship program; division of labor amongst his family; and government subsidies and other problems farmers face. 

Creator and/or Contributor
John Belding (interviewee), Pamela Dean (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Forestry (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Surveyors (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Livestock (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Gardening (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Rural life (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Organic farming (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Clearing of land (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Farmers Markets' (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Technology (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Pest control (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agriculture and state (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Agribusiness (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Temporal Coverage
1956 - 2001
Geographic Coverage
Cleveland, Ohio (Geonames)
Long Island, New York (Geonames)
Orono, Maine (Geonames)
Otisfield, Maine (Geonames)
Lovell, Maine (Geonames)
Windsor, Maine (Geonames)
Bridgton, Maine (Geonames)
Fryeburg, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
John Belding (interviewee)
Pamela Dean (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Susan Belding (subject)
Related Objects
First page of transcript for NA 2676