Rod and June Ash describe their gardening experiences in Swan Valley, Montana, a practice they have maintained since the early 1970s. They discuss some of the difficulties they have encountered, such as deer and other pests. The Ashes offer tips on where to buy seeds for plants that will grow in the Swan Valley’s climate, how to plan a garden, and how to build up the soil. They also describe the satisfaction they derive from gardening, which helps them be self-sufficient.
Gardeners, Montana; Swan Valley, Montana; Rod Ash; June Ash; Gardening; Soil assessment
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 (22 p.: 28 cm.)
Ash, Rod and Ash, June, "Rod Ash and June Ash Interview, October 21, 2005" (2005). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 38.