Dedicated readers and Local Food Hub followers may recall way back in April when we hosted our very first Crop Mob. More than 20 people, including students, UVA Food Collab members, neighbors, and even a couple of farmers, showed up on that blustery spring morning to help us with a major chore: potato planting. The mobbers were great — energetic, motivated, excited — and knocked out this relatively monotonous, dirty chore in just a few hours.
The thing about potatoes, though, is that they multiply. By the time July rolled around, we had almost six times the amount of spuds to harvest!
So what’s a farmer to do? Find out in this short video (hint: it involves 40 high schoolers and a UVA bus):