DC Gardeners Oral History Project - Geraldine Siedel

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Title

DC Gardeners Oral History Project - Geraldine Siedel

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.

Siedel grew up in New York City in the 1930s, and began her career in the United States Department of State in her 20s. She lived abroad for many years, got married in Libya, and learned about fresh food in the daily markets of countries without reliable refrigeration techniques.

She moved to Washington, DC after her husband died, and applied for a plot at the Melvin Hazen Community Garden in 1997. She learned how to garden after a few initial mistakes and eventually became president of Melvin Hazen.

This interview is archived as two separate mp3 files.

Creator

Siedel, Geraldine
Lewis, Josh

Source

Grant - 13-DCCHP-14

Publisher

Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Date

2013

Contributor

Lewis, Josh

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

06hh.DCCHP.2013

Coverage

Washington, DC
Ward 3
Cleveland Park

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

.mp3

Duration

00:25:21
00:39:11

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kb/s

Interviewer

Lewis, Josh

Interviewee

Siedel, Geraldine

Location

Washington, DC

Geolocation

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