Atina and Martin Diffley Papers, 1991, 2006-2009 (bulk 2006)

Summary Information

Title: Atina and Martin Diffley Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1991, 2006-2009 (bulk 2006)

  • Diffley, Atina, 1959-
Call Number: Mss 1194; VDA 434

Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box), 1 DVD, and 264 megabytes

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, mainly from 2006, related to the proposal by the Minnesota Pipe Line Company to build an oil pipeline, part of which would cross the Gardens of Eagan, an organic vegetable farm then owned by Atina and Martin Diffley. The Diffleys' challenge to the company's proposal resulted in an alternate pipe line route that did not cross their farm and an appendix to the agricultural impact mitigation plan for organic agricultural land that could help protect other organic farms facing similar issues. Included are legal documents, expert witness testimony, news clippings, and community letters of support for the farm. Also included is a DVD of Turn Here Sweet Corn (1991), a film about the Diffleys' farm.


Forms part of the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

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Language: English

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