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Month: December 2021

Growing No-till Melons

This past spring, the Farm Hub began growing melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, and a Charentais-type specialty melon) inspired by feedback from colleagues working in the emergency food system. Our production team also used this opportunity to experiment with growing melons in a no-till system.

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Reflections on the growing season

Over the course of the 2021 season, we grew a variety of vegetables, field crops, and cover crops across the farm. Production included edible dry beans, small grains, spring canola, and corn varieties produced for community food initiatives including tortilla trials. Learn more about the 2021 season in this feature by Farm Manager Jeff Arnold.

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In Brief Autumn 2021

A busy season at the farm including welcoming new staff in finance and human resources. Our Community Food team staff began selling flour and beans at the Kingston Farmers Market. Staff joined Soul Fire Farm for a work day and a day of cultural exchange. “The Wonder of the Bobolink” screened at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.

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Sweet potato slip trial

The Farm Hub is hosting a research trial led by Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York that examines the efficacy of sweet potato slip production in the Hudson Valley region.

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