Jill Breen, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, September 22, 2002, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 3066 (local)
September 22 2002 (Date created)

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; raising children; meeting people in a rural community; operating a booth at the Common Ground Fair; and growing and selling organic melons with husband Peter DeBethune. Text: 15 pp. transcript. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Jill Breen (interviewee), Pauleena MacDougall (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Organic farming (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Rural life (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Apprentices (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Social isolation (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Midwives (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Poverty (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Back-to-the-land movements (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Community (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Contra dance (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging (forestry) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Alternative education (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1952 - 2002
Geographic Coverage
Los Angeles, California (Geonames)
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
San Francisco, California (Geonames)
Pennsylvania, United States (Geonames)
Thetford, Vermont (Geonames)
Putney, Vermont (Geonames)
Troy, Maine (Geonames)
St. Alabans, Maine (Geonames)
Canaan, New Hampshire (Geonames)
Hartland, Maine (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Dexter, Maine (Geonames)
Cambridge, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Jill Breen (interviewee)
Pauleena MacDougall (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Chaitanya York (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 3066