Brian Parks Interview, October 20, 2005

Title

Brian Parks Interview, October 20, 2005

Interviewee

Brian Parks

Interviewer

Jeanell Innerarity

Files

Download Transcript of Brian Parks Interview (180 KB)

Description

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.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Swan Valley, Montana; Gardeners, Montana; Gardening; Gardening, environmental impacts; Gardening, social impacts; Gardening techniques

Original Date

10-20-2005

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 422-118

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_118.pdf

Brian Parks Interview, October 20, 2005

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