Kathleen Varga and her husband John fought through many different obsticles on their farm. With John having a stroke, they had to adapt to different living conditions and struggle to keep the farm going. The September 11th attacks also proved to be difficult to go through and a move was necessary in order to keep their dream alive. Kathleen was able to think outside of the box and develope a farm that alomst became completly self sufficient through study of what animals she con have in her farm to help other animals and what plants they needed in order to survive. Their struggles would only continue when the park descided to take over their land and force them off the property despite their efforts to bid on the land to continue farming.
Varga, Kathleen (interviewee)
Whitacre, Donald (interviewer)
Cuyahoga Valley Project
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"Kathleen Varga Interview, 2011" (2011). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 518020.