Prairie Road Organic Farm & Garden Tour
Prairie Road Organic Farm
9732 79th St SE
Thursday, August 3, 2017
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Join us on this informative tour!
Farm tour stops include:
• Organic seed production plots
• Garlic production
• No-work vermicomposting
• No-till deep mulch garden
• Beekeeping: Lessons from the hive
• Pollinator plot tour
Free if pre-registered by Monday, July 31 or $10 at the door.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701-883-4304
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Prairie Road Organic Farm/Prairie Road Organic Seed
David, Ginger, Dan & Theresa Podoll
The Podolls operate Prairie Road Organic Farm near Fullerton, N.D. Certified organic since 1977, their farm produces a variety of small grains and certified organic garden seed. The small grain operation includes buckwheat, triticale, grey proso millet and hairy vetch. The Podolls have produced garden seed since 1997. They began this enterprise as contract producers, contracting with various certified organic garden seed catalog companies. Today, in addition to contract production, they market their seed under their own label, Prairie Road Organic Seed. The Podolls focus on ongoing selection, producing seed varieties that are “enduring” and specifically adapted to the Northern Plains region. This is accomplished by harvesting seed from plants that are the best performing, highest quality and best tasting and then planting that seed back generation after generation. The family garden has a tradition of this selective seedsaving, based on agronomic performance in organic conditions. The Podoll’s use an extensive garden mulching system and have not tilled their garden for over 30 years. Superb eating qualities and reliable ‘workhorse’ varieties are the focus of their garden and seed production. The Podolls have released eight vegetable varieties bred on their farm for performance and taste by farmer/breeder, David Podoll: Uncle David’s Dakota Dessert squash, Sweet Dakota Rose watermelon, Dakota Tears onion, Dakota Winter onion, Dakota Sport tomato, Dakota Black Pop popcorn, Sweet Dakota Bliss beet and Dakota Sisters melon. The Podolls have been active NPSAS Farm Breeding Club members, conducting variety trials and crop improvement projects involving: wheat, oats, triticale, hairy vetch, sorghum, buckwheat, and einkorn, as well as vegetable crop trials.
From LaMoure, N.D.: On the east side of LaMoure turn south onto CR-60 (102nd Ave. S), south 6 miles to Saint Ansgar’s Church; turn right onto 78th St. SE, 2.5 miles west; turn left, 1 mile south; turn right onto 79th St. SE, 1.5 miles west; turn left to arrive at Prairie Road Organic Farm.
From Edgeley, N.D.: Heading east on ND 13, 14 miles; turn right onto CR-62, south 5 miles; turn left onto 78th St SE, east 2.5 miles; turn right, south 1 mile; turn left onto 79th St. SE, east .5 miles; turn right to arrive at Prairie Road Organic Farm.
From Ellendale, N.D.: Heading east on ND 11, 5 miles; turn left onto CR-8 (94th Ave. SE), north 17 miles; turn right onto 80th St. SE, 3 miles east; turn left, 1 mile north; turn right onto 79th St. SE, east .5 miles; turn right to arrive at Prairie Road Organic Farm.