Ken Horn, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, September 20, 2003, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 3079 (local)
September 20 2003 (Date created)

Horn speaks about how he came to live in Maine; serving as a combat crew member of B-52s in Limestone; organic farming; how he was affected by Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; the lack of information available from the Extension Service; becoming an information provider for organic farming; contacts Bob Johnson of Johnny’s Seeds and Ben Wilcox; Charlie Gould of the Knox County Extension Office; forming the Maine Organic Farmer’s and Gardener’s Association; crop successes and disappointments; the influence of Rodale; conference members Chaitanya York and Jim Ruthy; the Rodale Conference in Pennsylvania; meeting vegetable specialist Willy Earhart; his wife, Bobbie Horn; putting together Natural Gardening with Willy Earhart and Lyle Littlefield in the 1970s; owning and operating the first certified organic farm in Plymouth, Maine; local chapters of MOFGA; reasons for deciding to sell his farm; a student internship program with Antioch College of Yellow Springs, Ohio; restarting the Farmer’s Market of Bangor, Maine; promoting MOFGA; their neighbors’ reactions to organic farming; his opposition to genetically modified plants and GMOs; sustainable agriculture; the Federal Government’s involvement in organic agriculture; the credibility of MOFGA; raising awareness of MOFGA. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Ken Horn (interviewee), Pauleena MacDougall (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Organic farming (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Armed forces (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Information (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Communication (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Farmers' Markets (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Neighbors (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Stereotyping (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Chemicals (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1965 - 2003
Geographic Coverage
Limestone, Maine (Geonames)
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Bangor, Maine (Geonames)
Buffalo, New York (Geonames)
Plymouth, Maine (Geonames)
Waterville, Maine (Geonames)
Pennsylvania, United States (Geonames)
Yellow Springs, Ohio (Geonames)
California, United States (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Ken Horn (interviewee)
Pauleena MacDougall (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Rob Johnston (subject)
Chaitanya York (subject)
Benjamin Wilcox (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 3079