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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

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

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