DC Gardeners Oral History Project - Jose Lovos

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Title

DC Gardeners Oral History Project - Jose Lovos

Subject

History
Urban Agriculture

Description

The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Lovos was born in El Salvador on a farm where he worked with his family for most of his early life. He notes that he always has had a passion for farming, but he has at various times throughout his life worked for a church, the government, and the army.

In 1977, threatened by the government of El Salvador because of his work with a church, Lovos came to Washington, DC, following his brother who had immigrated earlier.

Lovos discusses his work at several community gardens throughout the greater Washington area, where his farming experience has made him something of an expert and mentor to those just starting out.

Lovos' responses are given primarily in Spanish, and translated into English by Elena Cherney.

Creator

Lovos, Jose
Cherney, Elena
Quick, David
Clements, Anna

Source

Grant - 13-DCCHP-14

Publisher

Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Date

2013
21 July 2013

Contributor

Cherney, Elena
Quick, David
Clements, Anna

Rights

Copyright held jointly by the Humanities Council, the narrator, and the interviewer.
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC has the right to display and distribute materials funded by HCWDC grants.

Format

.mp4
.mp3

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

06cc.DCCHP.2013

Coverage

Washington, DC
Ward 1
Mt. Pleasant

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

.mp3

Duration

01:16:24

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kb/s

Interviewer

Quick, David
Clements, Anna
Cherney, Elena

Interviewee

Lovos, Jose

Location

Washington, DC

Geolocation

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