We’re going to be hosting a Planting Party very soon! We’d love to see you there. Check out the full range of details here: Party Details
Well we did it! The final tally results came in and for the month of March we had 555 views of Tuberville Episode 3. That translates to $55.50 of donations, which is roughly 500 pounds of taters! We’d like to thank Space Research L3C for the donations and of course all of you for spreading the word! It’s with your ongoing involvement that we can continue to grow. Due to the success of this campaign, we may implement it again in the near future, so be on the lookout for that. With growing season fast approaching, there is plenty to be excited about here at Tuberville!
Announcement from Tuberville:
Space Research L3C (SR) our sister low profit company that sells Vermont Maple Syrup under the Tuberville brand, has agreed to support our “Get out the Word” campaign for March.
During the month of March, SR will donate 10 cents for every new viewer that watches Tuberville The Series, Episode 3: SPUD (up to 20,000 new views). This is a chance for people following Tuberville to help make a difference by introducing their friends to the Series. Based on past growing models, each view may produce between 2 – 4 servings of potatoes making their way into the charitable food system. We want to thank Space Research L3C for this challenge and this opportunity.
Hey everyone…IT’S BILL LEE MONTH! That’s right, we’re honoring one of our favorite partners. In the case of Vermont resident and baseball legend, Bill Lee, there is no reason to create untrue stories for the sake of entertainment. Bill Lee has led and continues to lead a most extraordinary life. We wish to say thanks for his support of our work, for his appearance in TubervilleTheSeries (http://www.tubervilletheseries.com/) – and to acknowledge that his spirit of adventure, compassion and prowess on the field and off, is at the heart of all things Tuberville. Thanks Bill! We’ll be rolling out more Bill Lee factoids and entertainment as the days go on! Keep tuning in!
This past week, Windsor Southeast State Correctional inmates in the Offender Work Program have bagged over 6 tons of potatoes for donation to the Vermont Food Bank–potatoes from Tuberville’s plot in Williamstown.
Salvation Farms, a non-profit that helps re-distribute surplus agriculture throughout Vermont, worked with both the Department of Corrections and Tuberville to make this possible for the holiday season.
The processed potatoes will be donated to the Vermont Food Bank to assist in feeding needy families. A special thank-you to all involved, including those at Salvation Farms, Southeast State Correctional, and Bob Chapelle for his continual support.
To find out more, check out the following links:
CSD Spotlight featured a post on the recent potato dig at the Union Memorial School. In addition, the post took an in-depth look at the greater mission of Tuberville. Check it out at the link below!
On Sunday, Tuberville the Series returned with the premiere of Episode 2. You can watch the episode at http://www.tubervilletheseries.com/ , where the first episode is also available for those of you who may have missed it. Join Russ Murphy and the rest of the gang for the fictional story of a potato farm in Vermont, inspired by the real Tuberville organization. Enjoy and stay tuned for more information on future episodes. Thanks for watching!
One Potato at a Time.
Last week, the UMS 1st grade classes helped plant potatoes, as a part of their agricultural life cycle unit. When they return to school in the fall as 2nd graders, they will help harvest the potatoes, which will then be donated to the Colchester Food Shelf. Check out some of the pictures from planting day!
Our 1st Group of Planters… Say “Potato”!
The Potato Lot behind the Food Shelf.
Row of Potatoes
Grandpa Perkins covering the Potato Rows
The 1st Graders recieving their “I Planted a Potato” stickers!