The Local Food Project celebrated Earth Day by inviting Airlie Center staff to come visit the garden, enjoy the sultry warmth of the hoophouse, and join us for potato planting. Inside the hoophouse, we talked about the fast-growing Arugula we’re harvesting from the north bed and the soon to be transplanted Sun Gold cherry tomatoes that will thrive in the coming heat. Out in the field, a crew of energetic volunteers from Airlie’s housekeeping department planted an entire section (five 33-foot beds) of Russian Banana fingerling potatoes in only 20 minutes! We really enjoyed visiting with all of our Airlie colleagues and look forward to welcoming them back when the garden is in full bloom.
What's it like to learn about farming and food at the Local Food Project at Airlie? On Sixteen Foot Ladder, summer interns at LFP share their experiences with growing vegetables and providing fresh produce to Airlie Center. They invite you to follow along on their journey as they explore new practices and fresh ideas related to local food.