10 results found for: subject:"Northeast Organic Farming Association--History"

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1998 Dec.

Kaymen, Samuel

Samuel Kaymen oral history

Londonderry (N.H.) - Oral history with Samuel Kaymen on beginning in organic agriculture and origins of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Apparently recorded at Kaymen's house in New Hampshire.

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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

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1981

Mohawk, John

Appropriate technology and Native people

Talk given at an early NOFA conference on the impact of technology on Native communities. Poor audio quality, especially at beginning.

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1983

Vermont Public Radio

Public Access: Northeast Organic Farming Association in Vermont

Colchester (Vt.) - Vermont Public Radio show, Public Access, broadcast from campus of St. Michael's College: Michael Levine (editor of the Natural Farmer) interviewing Grace Gershuny (organizer of the NOFA conference for 1983) and Sarah Norton (NOFA coordinator). (00:01:50) Sarah on history of NOFA as organization to exchange information on farming and cooperate in marketing crops; NOFA ... more

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Hall-Beyer, Bart

Life under your feet

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

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1998

Gershuny, Grace

Grace Gershuny oral history on the Northeast Organic Farmers Association

Barnet (Vt.) - Oral history with Grace Gershuny on history of NOFA and her involvement [LOW AUDIO VOLUME]: (00:00:15) Began involvement with NOFA in about 1975 with people in her neighborhood interested in organizing a farmers' market. (00:08:13) Certification was hard sell in first few years, and few felt that it made a difference in their markets, but turning point came in 1984. (... more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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