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Hall-Beyer, Bart

Life under your feet

Lecture at NOFA conference on soil microbiota (bacteria, protozoans, algae, nematodes, and fungi).

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records

1998

Houriet, Robert

Robert Houriet oral history and early history of Northeast Organic Farming Association part 1

Vermont - History of NOFA: (00:00:15) Samuel Kaymen and NOFA origins in lower east side of New York and development as part of the back to the land movement in the context of the "urban hip ghettos" and an urban to rural movement; influences include anarchism, Murray Bookchin, and LSD, which revealed contradiction between the natural ideal and the reality of life in the hip ghett... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records

2015 Aug. 18

Duesing, Bill

Bill Duesing oral history with Leslie Cox and Robert S. Cox

Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Duesing of Oxford, Conn., a Yale graduate and leader in the Connecticut branch of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Start in organic agriculture as member of an environmental art group at Yale; late 1971 found land near Oxford and learned of first organic farming meeting in Vermont, attended first conference at High Mowing, Samuel Kaymen'... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records

1998

Houriet, Robert

Robert Houriet oral history and early history of Northeast Organic Farming Association part 3

History of NOFA, part 3: changes in NOFA in the 1980s; NOFA had chance to be a cooperative cooperative and failed because of lack of state support and because influence of national wholesalers. (00:03:10) NOFA made decision to rotate meetings monthly from Hanover to some other area, targeting areas where they wanted to organize. (00:05:50) Grant to fund apprentice proje... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records

1998

Houriet, Robert

Robert Houriet oral history and early history of Northeast Organic Farming Association part 2

Vermont - History of NOFA (part 2): (00:01:40) What happened to NOFA is like what happened to many Movement groups with a generational shift, the old guard withdrew or burned out and were naive about succession; Samuel gradually withdrew as he became involved with family and his own business, leaving Houriet to pick up things and "organize [himself] out of a job." (00:11:06) New ... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records

1981

Kaymen, Samuel

Agriculture for tomorrow

Vermont - Samuel Kaymen's concluding address at NOFA's conference on tenth anniversary of the organization. (00:01:05) Two responsibilities for giving this talk: first, to be a mirror to express the optimism, hope, and positiveness he sees, and second, to express a collective picture of the future, an agriculture for tomorrow; how naive they were in 1971 in sending out leaflets t... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records

2015 Aug. 17

Henderson, Elizabeth, 1943-

Elizabeth Henderson oral history with Leslie Cox and Robert S. Cox

Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Elizabeth Henderson, organic farmer since 1979. Came to organic agriculture after her husband was killed in a car crash; had been academic in Slavic languages and literature at Boston University; the crash and her hatred of academic hierarchy led her to change life course; behavior of John Silber at BU led her to question her commitments and found the ... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records

1992

National Public Radio (U.S.)

All Things Considered (National Public Radio): Community Sponsored Agriculture

Knoxville (Md.) - All Things Considered (National Public Radio) program on new approach: Community Sponsored Agriculture in Maryland. (00:01:09) Sharing produce of the land with people at Ehrhardt Organic Farm; Sylvia and Walter Ehrhardt farm founded on banks of Potomac River in 1979; practice intensive farming on five acres, producing fresh produce for about fifty families. Organic farm... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records

1982 July 30

Cranston, Alan

Keynote addresses at NOFA Annual Conference

Soviet Union - Keynote speech at NOFA conference: (00:00:00: Alan Cranston: analysis of economic problems rooted in entering Vietnam war and not pay for it without raising taxes, as proposed anew. Jonathan Schell's new book on threat of nuclear war; Cranston's visit to Soviet Union and discussion with military there on nature of war between the superpowers. Critique of Republican fore... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records

2015 Aug. 18

Johnson, Al

Al Johnson oral history with Leslie Cox and Robert S. Cox

Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Al Johnson, Board of Directors, NOFA New Jersey, managed an educational farm, and organic inspector. Came to farming after getting ill in second grade and changed to a healthier diet; getting into composting while on a maintenance crew at Cape Cod from an environmental point of view, began growing the next spring; in graduate school in environmental ed... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records