FH King farm director Paul Lima walked the Friends through their plots and discussed new techniques that the farm is trying this season and the ways that FH King works to build on the student culture of land-food connection. Hugelkultur is something that all Wisconsin produce garden enthusiasts should know about. Sweet potato researcher Savannah Holt explained in detail how various growing techniques impacted crop yields. The group will host a Sweet Potato Harvest Fest on October 5, 1-5 pm to help record data and share the harvest of Savannah’s research. Friends Host and photos: Matt Chotlos.
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace."