Brian Parks discusses his experience building and maintaining a garden in Condon, Montana. He notes some of the unique challenges he faces, such as colder temperatures and pests. Parks describes the gardening techniques that he has developed to meet these challenges. He shares his opinions about the ecological and social importance of gardening. Parks details his personal gardening philosophy which is that ecologically, gardening connects us to nature and through it, gardeners create new habitats, turning the destructive impact of human activity into a positive impact. He also relates his thoughts about the social importance of gardening which he believes can serve as a shared activity within a community.
Swan Valley, Montana; Gardeners, Montana; Gardening; Gardening, environmental impacts; Gardening, social impacts; Gardening techniques
Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)
Parks, Brian, "Brian Parks Interview, October 20, 2005" (2005). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 36.