Queer farming comes with challenges not faced by farmers who are cis-gender, or straight. There is first the obstacle of acceptance that they can be a farmer. It may sound silly but often the public's ideas surrounding farmers are often a white, straight, cis-gendered couple farming on their generational family farm. This image is perpetually … Continue reading Highlighting Queer Farming Networks
We are coming up to the one year anniversary of the changed UNH operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to look back at how things have changed in small ways such as the change in our program to find ways that it enabled us to grow and changed our own perceptions of … Continue reading Farm to You NH a Year into COVID-19
Dirt... erm... SOIL in need of some love. We finally got the tunnels covered back up with plastic… phew!! The tunnel covered, we needed to prep the beds so we can start growing. Here are the steps we use at FarmToYouNH in the preparation of our soil… -Clear away the previous crop and crop debris. … Continue reading Bed prep in the tunnels
Hey y'all FarmToYouNH Alum, we want to recognize all of your hard work in the tunnels and fields. We added an alumni page to the FarmToYouNH website and we're hoping you'll help us add the missing semesters' student farmers. If we had a comprehensive list of all the awesome people that had worked this soil, … Continue reading Alumni Callout
Many of New England's gardeners plan to plant their strawberry plants in the early spring, after the thaw but before everything wakes up from the wintry slumber. Not us! We just planted two hundred little strawberry plants! We'll keep them protected from the harshest winter temperatures with a hefty layer of mulch and they'll be … Continue reading Strawberries are in the ground!
The first project we did this semester in SAFS 680 was grafting cucumbers!! Grafting is the process of joining the rootstock from one species with the scion of another species to create a plant that has the most desirable traits from both sections. Grafting first originated in Japan in the 1920s and has a long … Continue reading Cucumber Grafting
Greetings from Farm to YoU NH’s Fall 2020 class! This semester will certainly be unique, but we are excited to jump right into the growing season. Right before the pandemic, the Spring 2020 class had planted lettuce into the tunnels. This crop was harvested and brought to the dining halls. When UNH closed, the high … Continue reading Beginning the Fall 2020 Semester!
Welcome back to our sweet potato growing saga. If you missed the first part of how to plant your own sweet potatoes in New England, you can find it here. In it we give you step by step instructions, with pictures, on how and why you should be taking advantage of this wonderful New England … Continue reading New England Sweet Potatoes 2: What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Are your average potatoes getting too boring? Do you want more vitamin A and beta-carotene in your diet? Have you ever wondered if you can grow sweet potatoes in your New England home garden? You are in luck! You can even start your own ‘slips’ (shoots that have sprouted directly from the root), without having … Continue reading How to: New England Sweet Potatoes
Spring 2019 has been a great semester for Farm to You NH. Having only five students has made the course unique from other years. This semester, students have been able to gain more of a one on one experience in their workshifts. We are happy to announce that crop production has been steady this semester. … Continue reading Spring Update 2019