What Do Environmental Hazards and Potatoes Have in Common? The Hartford Potato Fest
Jul 09, 2019 10:19AM
Along with each bag of potatoes, participants received a handmade grower’s guide, containing sketches and advice for planting, growing, and harvesting potatoes.
About 150 pounds of the 750 pounds of seed potatoes donated by West Lebanon Feed and Supply were given away by the end of the kickoff event.
The culminating celebration will include a potato potluck, songs, games, skits and a prize for the village that gets the most people to grow potatoes.
The event was founded by Paige Heverly, chairwoman of the The Community Resilience Organization of Hartford, also known as Resilient Hartford, which is one of six such organizations piloted in towns around Vermont in response to climate change and other threats, as well as Kyle Cochran. Their thought was that a lighthearted event would garner the general public’s interest more easily than straightforward attempts to discuss environmental hazards.Information Provided by https://www.vnews.com/Residents-of-Hartford-s-five-villages-begin-summer-long-potato-growing-competition-25451840