There’s a new garden on campus – the LFS Orchard garden, just behind the MacMillan building, which is home to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Currently it’s producing just one crop – potatoes. It’s always been difficult for us to grow nice potatoes on the Farm due to our friendly resident wireworms who have an appetite for tubers. That’s why we’re lucky to be reaping the harvest from this new campus garden (an affiliate of the Farm and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems). The potatoes are available while they last at our Saturday markets, and sold out at their first appearance last week.
Some photos of the harvest process, for your enjoyment:
wireworms on the move