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Company Farm Update: New Potatoes!

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Company Farm, our project to grow food for those in need, is well into its pilot year. So far, so good! Our goal: Grow potatoes in our corporate “backyard” (Burlington, VT), using volunteer gardeners from the staff. The entire harvest will be donated to our local food shelf. When it comes to pests and diseases, […]

Company Farm Update: Can’t Stop the Rain; Can’t Stop the Potatoes

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After the first five weeks of our pilot year of Company Farm, I’ve learned that farming is not for the fainthearted. Nor is it for people who tend to worry. When you start a farm (or a backyard garden), you surrender certain controls and take what nature dishes out. We started Company Farm with the […]

300 Grow Bags Help Preserve Potato Diversity

Curzio Caravati
As founder and curator of the Kenosha Potato Project Curzio Caravati has grown and catalogued more than 300 varieties of potatoes in his collection. Why? Because he is passionate about preserving the genetic diversity of heirloom potatoes and saving varieties from extinction. “Preserving a storehouse of information helps protect against diseases of the future that […]

A Good Year for Potatoes

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The 2012 harvest keeps coming. This month, Deborah Miuccio, who manages the test gardens here at Gardener’s Supply, harvested about 60 pounds of potatoes from her family’s backyard garden. “I planted them in a 4×5′ raised bed and fertilized with a thick layer of our homemade compost. In midsummer, I covered the young plants in […]

It’s Not Too Early for Late Blight

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Late blight, a disease that strikes tomatoes and potatoes, can quickly ruin an entire crop — and provide a source of infection for other plants. So far this growing season, the disease has been confirmed in Florida and up the East Coast up to Pennsylvania and New York, as well as in California. It is […]

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