Berries, Vegetables, and School Gardens in New York
45 min
This episode brings you the perspective of what it’s like growing specialty crops in New York State. We don’t have the longest growing season in the country, but are still able to support bountiful crops of delicious berries, sweet corn, peppers, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and so much more. We also know that school gardens are one of the most popular ways to engage our students in food and agriculture, as they have the opportunity to touch and experience every single step in the food system process.

Karin Reeves works with her family on their multi-generational berry and vegetable farm. Learn about the life cycle of her farm, how they’ve built connections with major grocery store chains over the last 20 years, and about their organic and conventional crop markets. You can always learn more about Reeves Farms by following them on social media, ( and, or on their website (

Tricia Miller has a strong connection with her local school community because she was instrumental in starting the SOLE (Seeds of Living Education) non-profit. She has become so integrated into the Hamburg CSD that at any time you can find her in the school garden, in a classroom, or working with the school food service staff helping to make connections with the local agriculture community. You can follow the work of SOLE via Facebook ( or their website (

This podcast is hosted by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (, and New York Agriculture in the Classroom (

Show Notes and Credits:
Hosted by Katie Carpenter.
Edited by Chrissy Rhodes.

Thanks to our guests Karin Reeves and Tricia Miller.

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