Former Shows & Episodes

The Manic Gardener

Kate Gardner

The Manic Gardener – No Small Potatoes

Not many people can claim that a dancing accident turned them towards organic farming, but Yvonne and Jason Kimm aren’t like most people. Jason’s multi-generational potato seed farm isn’t unusual here in Montana, but the small plot on which he and Yvonne grow organic potatoes — that’s rare. Even more unusual, they grow organic seed potatoes, which must be guaranteed to be free of pests and disease. Listen in as Yvonne explains the organic part and shows me the conventional farm’s operation, ending at the storage cellars, where the cavernous echo of her voice gives some idea of their size. Stay tuned for this week’s Gardening Tip at the end of the show, and come back later in October to hear how Jason has established more sustainable practices even in the conventional farm.