Keene, Paul K.

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Keene, Paul K. Gender: M
Paul Kerschner Keene
born on 12 October 1910 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Warwick, Pennsylvania, 40n10, 75w47
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 18°14' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°29 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 15°25'


American farmer, one of the first organic farmers, and the owner of Walnut Acres, in Penns Creek, Pennsylvania. There he produced various food products sold nationally in health food stores and via a mail-order catalogue. The foods included free-range chicken; peanut, apple, and other butters; and granola. He was one of the pioneers of the idea of growing food without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Before starting Walnut Acres, he taught mathematics at Drew University. He learned about organic farming from Sir Albert Howard while teaching in northern India. While in India, he was involved with Mohandas Gandhi and the Indian independence movement.

Walnut Acres was started just after World War II. In 1994, it had sales of close to $8 million annually. Keene sold the company in 2000. He died on 23 April 2005, aged 94.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 94)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Maths)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher (Organic farmer)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field