Susan Belding, interviewed by James Moreira, September 23, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 2675 (local)
September 23 2001 (Date created)

Belding talks about her farm; her father as a gardener and a physician; how she got into organic farming in Maine; growing flowers for market; seed saving; genetically modified seeds for flowers and ornamental plants; economic development of the farm, including the shift to a farm stand; involvement with MOFGA; pest and weed control and crop rotation in organically grown ornamentals; issues surrounding non-native plants taking over, and poisonous plants and seeds; flower arrangements for weddings; selling seeds by mail order; children and the farm; being a vendor at the Common Ground Fair farmer’s market; genetically modified organisms as an issue for organic agriculture; relationships between organic farmer and “regular” farmers; and specific problems of genetically modified organisms in the ornamental market.

Creator and/or Contributor
Susan Belding (interviewee), James Moreira (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Organic farms (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Gardening (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Flowers (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Seed crops (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Marketing (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Flower shows (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Families (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Invasive species (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1948 - 2001
Geographic Coverage
Bel Air, Maryland (Geonames)
Lovell, Maine (Geonames)
Matinicus Isle, Maine (Geonames)
Plymouth, New Hampshire (Geonames)
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Susan Belding (interviewee)
James Moreira (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
John Belding (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 2675