Welcome to Tuberville:
Tuberville is a place for people to participate in activities and discussions that surround hunger and ways to reduce hunger within our communities. Our initial activities didn't amount to a hill of beans. Well, actually they amounted to a hill of potatoes.
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Started on the old David B. Thompson Farm, in the fall of 2004, a small garden was tilled to provide foodstuffs for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.
In 2005, Peter Perkins and his son, harvested a very modest crop of 1470 pounds of potatoes for the food shelf.
In 2006, the field was more than doubled in size and with the expansion came Tuberville. We planted 5 different varieties of potatoes (Pontiac Red, Green Mountain, Yukon Gold, Kennebunk and Katahdin) over a four week period. After a long summer of weeding and fertilizing and mulching it was time to harvest.
Our gleaning crew was made up of six people and like the planting, the harvesting took some time. But by the 1st week of November, we had dug over 4,600 pounds of potatoes.
We continued our support of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, and this time, we were able to also as make contributions to the Milton Family Center, the Vermont Food Bank, the Ronald McDonald House and we finished off the season providing potatoes for Thanksgiving meal baskets organized by the Colchester High School Cares program.
In 2007, we were contacted by Mike Abbott, in Durham, ME and Tuberville – Maine was born.
As the site develops, we hope to create interactive opportunities to learn, play, contribute and maybe even socialize. We are discussing options and looking for ideas, if you have any - please let us know.
We are also looking for others who may want to share their talents. More thanks and kudos to these people as the site develops.
The site is being graciously hosted by John Peach.