DC Gardeners Oral History Project - Henry Womack

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Title

DC Gardeners Oral History Project - Henry Womack

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.

Womack was born in Halifax, VA, a town, historically known for tobacco production, about 120 miles from Richmond, Va.

Womack and his family left Halifax when Womack was seven years old and moved to Baltimore, MD. The family later moved to Washington, DC where Womack attended Springarn High School.

Womack notes that when his family moved from the country to the city, there was a certain stigma surrounding any continuation of rural food growing practices. Eventually Womack overcame this stigma, and began gardening at the Fort Dupont Community Garden.

Creator

Womack, Henry
Hawkins, Mia Hayes
Quick, David

Source

Grant - 13-DCCHP-14

Publisher

Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Date

2013
17 July 2013

Contributor

Hawkins, Mia Hayes
Quick, David

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

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

06ff.DCCHP.2013

Coverage

Washington, DC
Ward 7
Fort Dupont Park

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

.mp3

Duration

00:41:49

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kb/s

Interviewer

Hawkins, Mia Hayes
Quick, David

Interviewee

Womack, Henry

Location

Washington, DC

Geolocation

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