Audio Recording "People wonder how I can take care of such a big garden."

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Title
"People wonder how I can take care of such a big garden."
Contributor Names
Burnside, Ben (Interviewee)
Circle, Jim (Interviewee)
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
June 26, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Gardens
-  Plow and plant gardens
-  Potatoes
-  Gardening
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Naoma
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Following a conversation with Ken Wills, of the Alabama Conservancy, at Syble's Restaurant, Jim Circle, Lyntha Eiler and I drove up the Left Hand Fork of Rock Creek to visit with Ben Burnside. After touring Ben's lush garden, we sat on his porch for a while to look at some of his scrapbooks, which prompted memories of local historical events. On our way out we stopped to photograph some of the home-made tools and artifacts in Ben's shed, including hoes that his father had made from automobile springs. The hoes are specially designed for cultivating corn and onions, for ridging sweet potatoes or beets, and for digging ginseng.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-A130
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afccmns.130009
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Burnside, Ben, Jim Circle, and Mary Hufford. "People wonder how I can take care of such a big garden.". 1996. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001885/. (Accessed May 25, 2017.)

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Burnside, B., Circle, J. & Hufford, M. (1996) "People wonder how I can take care of such a big garden.". [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001885/.

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Burnside, Ben, Jim Circle, and Mary Hufford. "People wonder how I can take care of such a big garden.". 1996. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001885/>.