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Getting the Most Out of Storage Crops

On October 12, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Storage Crops, featuring a panel of experts who shared how to store vegetables through the winter and answered gardening questions.

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Storage Crops Webinar

Storage crops, like potatoes and winter squash, can last for weeks or months after they are harvested if they are kept in the right conditions. 

On this webinar, our panel of experts talked about how to store these vegetables through the winter and answered your gardening questions.

Bennington College's involvement in this work is supported by a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that supports a three-year collaborative effort with local partners to address the systemic causes of food insecurity in Bennington County.


Shannon Barsotti is the Community Development Director for the Town of Bennington and the co-owner of Longview Farm in Pownal, where she and her family raise lamb and chickens and tend a large vegetable garden.

Aila West is a medicinal herb farmer who grows and wildcrafts Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western herbs. She is also the co-owner of a small pastured pork farm located in White Creek, NY.

Dane Whitman '16 is the owner of Grey Oak Landscaping & Garden Design, a Bennington-based business that promotes edible and ecological land management.

Karen Trubitt and her husband, Steven, operate True Love Farm of Shaftsbury. Each year they grow 3+ acres of vegetables, cut flowers, and berries for three farmers markets, a workplace CSA, a winter CSA, fine restaurants, and florists.