Chaitanya York, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 21, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 2685 (local)
September 21 2001 (Date created)

York talks about growing up in the Androscoggin River Valley on her grandparent’s farm; her grandfather teaching her sustainable and organic farming practices back in the early 1950s; his college years in New York City and Portland; organizing chapters in Knox and Lincoln counties in the early days of MOFGA, circa 1970, later moving up to other positions that decade; his role in the creation of the Common Ground Fair; fundraising the $10,000 for the first fair; organizing and finding a location for that first fair; some stories about how that first fair went; and how he’s been involved since stepping down as fair director. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Chaitanya York (interviewee), Anu Dudley (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Organic farming (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Rural life (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Education (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Nonprofit Organizations (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Entertainments (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1949 - 2001
Geographic Coverage
Leeds, Maine (Geonames)
Union, Maine (Geonames)
Lisbon, Maine (Geonames)
Lewiston, Maine (Geonames)
New York, New York (Geonames)
Portland, Maine (Geonames)
Washington, Maine (Geonames)
Hallowell, Maine (Geonames)
North East Carry, Maine (Geonames)
Bar Harbor, Maine (Geonames)
Amherst, Massachusetts (Geonames)
Litchfield, Maine (Geonames)
Bryant Pond, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Chaitanya York (interviewee)
Anu Dudley (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 2685