Growing More in 2017

With the crazy weather today, snow & sleet, it is hard to think we are so close to the growing season. I have started a few seeds which will give me something to look forward to while enduring the next week of dreary weather.

The Barber Farm grew and donated 48,000 vegetable servings in 2016. That’s a large number but sadly only two portions for each food-insecure child in Vermont. Planting an additional 500 pounds of potatoes and a small increase in the cabbage, winter squash and bell peppers will help provide a few more servings in 2017.

A well-nourished body grows better and stronger, it houses a brain that expands during the critical years. The teacher’s voice is weak competition to a growling stomach.