C. R. Lawn, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 22, 2001, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 2682 (local)
September 22 2001 (Date created)

Lawn discusses the history of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association; moving to Maine in the early 1970s as part of the back-to-the-land movement; selling produce in the late 1970s; participating in co-ops; beginning FEDCO seed co-op; growth of FEDCO; bringing FEDCO to the Common Ground Fair; agricultural vendors’ dispute with MOFGA in the early 90s; becoming MOFGA treasurer; changes he instituted; challenges facing MOFGA in 2001; need for an alternative food system; concerns about MOFGA’s financial self-reliance; difficulties with organic certification; and seed trials for FEDCO.

Creator and/or Contributor
C. R. Lawn (interviewee), Anu Dudley (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Back-to-the-land movements (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Cooperatives (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Seed crops (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Socialism (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
World War II, 1938-1945 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Local food movement (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Organic farming (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Finance (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Nonprofit organizations (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Vegetable gardening (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1945 - 2001
Geographic Coverage
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Canaan, Maine (Geonames)
Waterville, Maine (Geonames)
Brooklyn, New York (Geonames)
Vermont, United States (Geonames)
Ohio, United States (Geonames)
Connecticut, United States (Geonames)
Athens, Maine (Geonames)
Solon, Maine (Geonames)
Hallowell, Maine (Geonames)
Massachusetts, United States (Geonames)
North East Carry, Maine (Geonames)
Litchfield, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
C. R. Lawn (interviewee)
Anu Dudley (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Chaitanya York (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 2682