Organics Oral History Project: Two Samples from Paul Buxman at Sweet Home Ranch

After interviewing artist and farmer Paul Buxman and visiting Sweet Home Ranch, I was so inspired by his audacity and devotion to follow his heart in all branches of his life.  I am forever grateful for the experience that I had at the ranch and for Paul's generous storytelling.  

Please listen to the edited clips from our 7 hour interview this year.  Paul was a pioneer in the organics movement, but does not officially run an organic farm today.  He started California Clean and is an accomplished Plein Air painter capturing the beauty of the San Joaquin Valley in farm and nature.  

Paul gave his permission to house this on my website, but I hope that his interview in its entirety will be archived in a larger project which focuses on the History of the Organics Movement in a collection of interviews from the pioneers of the movement.   Though this project has been put on hold for several reasons, there is still great interest in pursuing such an important project to capture the voices who founded the organics movement. 

 

 

 One of the beautiful rows of grass and trees at Sweet Home Ranch, abiding by California Clean standards. 

One of the beautiful rows of grass and trees at Sweet Home Ranch, abiding by California Clean standards. 

The following sample recounts the emotional story of why Paul Buxman decided to remove the use of pesticides from his farm.  

The following sample highlights some of Paul's reflections on how the Organics Movement started.