Peoples Temple Collection; Box 10, Virtual item 18, Q240 - Part 1, Agriculture meeting
- Peoples Temple (Organization)
This tape is a report of the Jonestown agriulture committee to the community as a whole. People on the committee make a weekly report on their work with cows and milk production, chickens and egg production – 2286 eggs for the days listed, or about 167 dozen per week – and the numbers of rows of produce planted and harvested. The people also talk about the problems they face along the way, including keeping the baby chicks warm enough to survive their first few days, as well as providing water in automatic watering trays. While there is some expertise among the people on the committee, some are new to the work, as they readily admit to themselves. “[A] lot of us are from the cities,” one man says near the beginning of the tape, “and never had a chance to live on a farm till now.” It shows: “We was told to use a kerosene lantern which did not provide much heat for the chicks, and so we lost 11.” In addition, several of the people making reports – both experienced and recent – speak of the special challenges they face due to their unfamiliarity with the conditions in Guyana. Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.
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Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
Publisher: The Jonestown Institute