Sweet Potatoes

(Ipomoea batatas)
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Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)

OUR WORK

Yanna Fishman

Sweet potato digging is done! I've dug 33 varieties and they are now curing!

The sweet potatoes are part of our exploration and celebration of varietal diversity in southern crops. Our board member, Yanna Fishman, has been doing this work for many years and we're excited to be helping her efforts.

We'll be presenting all the diversity online over the winter months! We're also exploring the culinary diversity. Sweet potato greens and sweet potato coffee are two uses we'll be reporting on.

#sweetpotato #southerncrops #varietaldiversity #sweetpotatoes #croptrials
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Here's a selection of edible summer greens growing at the #experimentalfarm right now. Even though you may never have tried (or maybe heard) of some of these, they are not new. We did not discover them. They belong to cultures older and wiser, ancestral work done to create many of the food crops that exist today, both known and forgotten.

We support eating and exploring these crops, and there is resilience in a diversified food system that will be much needed as climate change continues. But climate justice and climate work goes hand in hand with social justice and social work, so respecting those who came before (the work, the culture, the traditons, the people) is critical to our journey.

This picture shows a world of possibilities, but it also shows the world.

Top Row, Left to Right
1. Permelon (Cucurbita maxima)
2. Butternut (Cucurbita moschata)
3-4. Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas)
5 (top). Southern Pea (Vigna unguiculata)
5 (bottom). African Basil (Ocimum gratissimum)
6. Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Bottom Row, Left to Right
1. Chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius)
2. Sunset Hibiscus (Abelmoschus manihot)
3-4. Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
5. Abelmoschus tetraphyllus
6 (top). Taro (Colocasia esculenta)
6 (bottom). Chayote (Sechium edule)

#summergreens #diversefood #chayote #chaya #taro #moringa #hibiscus #okra #southernpeas #basil #squash #sweetpotato #eatyourgreens #leafygreens #greens #notallgreensarered
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6ft sweet potato slip....! #sweetpotatoesjustwanttogrow #sweetpotatoslips #sweetpotatoes ...

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Sweet potato video is in production!
#sweetpotatoes #sweetpotatoleaves #eattheplants
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This is a 44 square grid, each filled with a different sweet potato variety. They're about to be covered with a shallow layer of soil, watered in and then hooped with row cover. I'm a little behind on the sprouting process, but better late than never!
#sweetpotatoes #sweetpotatoslips #strengthindiversity #statevegetable
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