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Spuds Unearthed!

Submitted by on September 28, 2010 – 8:24 pmNo Comment
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The humble potato has been called the hero of foods. Originating in the Andes of South America, the nutrient-filled spud has been taken across the globe and saved populations around the world from starvation. From fingerlings to big bakers, purple, red, yellow and white, the spectacular potato family is widely diverse, yet we tap into few of its more than
7,000 varieties. And it’s even got personality —as the endurance of Mr. Potato Head demonstrates.

Well, Road Trips Gardeners, you can learn more about the potato’s history, diversity, and its mark on pop culture in an exhibition now underway in the United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. But…you do have to hurry. “Spuds Unearthed!“, now in the East Gallery, closes October 11, 2010.

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