Prairie Yard Garden Growing Grapes
(gentle music) Prairie Yard Garden is a production of the University of Minnesota Morris in cooperation with Pioneer Public Television. Closed captioning is provided by Mark and Margaret YackelJuleen in honor of Shalom Hill Farm, a nonprofit rural education retreat center in a beautiful
prairie setting near Windom in southwestern Minnesota. Shalom Hill Farm, shalomhill Did you hear that a new crop is appearing on the prairieé Growing grapes has created an interest among a few individuals who like the challenge of adapting it to our region. Join me on Prairie Yard Garden as we visit a vineyard to learn about the process and challenges
of growing grapes on the prairie. (soft lighthearted music) A new crop has appeared on the prairie: growing grapes And today I have Florian Ledermann with me who's been involved with the process for the last four to five years. Florian welcome to the show and tell me, how did you get interested in growing grapesé ^We got interested actually at the
University of Morris's Horticultural Night. We sat down in a tent and learned that the university just released four new varieties of grapes that are actually coldhardy. And before that, I always kind of figured grapes were the crop that just kind of came up and never really bore and died every winter and died back. So that's what spiked our interest.
And so that very nextspring, we bought five. And they survived and I did a little more research and decided to go with an acre. And a year later, another acre so we ended up with 1,350 vines as a result of that little adventure in Morris. Larry That's interesting. 1,300 vines, how long does it take you
to put all those in the groundé Florian We used family labor. (Florian laughs) So we had, it took us, I think probably when we were planting, it took us about threedays to put one acre in. That would be for the planting. The posts and the trellis system and everything
Dismembered Burned Body Found In Grapevine
TONIGHT AND 10% BY 7 PM. GRAPEVINE POLICE, THE FBI AND TEXAS RANGERS ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE PERSON WHO WAS BADLY MANGLED AND THE BURNED. THAT BODY FOUND IN OAK GROVE PARK. REPORTER: AN INVESTIGATION
GOING FORWARD. YOU CAN SEE CRIME SCENE TAPE BLOCKING US FROM ACCESS. BEYOND THE A LOW TAPE, YOU CAN GO DOWN THE TRAIL AND IT'S BLOCKED OFF FROM THE PUBLIC. OAK GROVE TRAIL, PART OF ACORN WORDS AND GRAPEVINE LAKE,
SOMEONE CALLED THE POLICE AROUND 6:30 AM AND OFFICERS FOUND A BURNED CORPSE, PART OF THE BODY WERE CUT OFF. INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT SAYING MUCH MORE BUT THEY CONFIRM THAT THE BERNIE TOOK PLACE IN PART OF THIS PART, NOT FAR FROM A
PARKING AREA. THE CALL TO THE POLICE THREATENING TO THE SCENE AS PART OF THE INVESTIGATION. POLICE DO NOT KNOW WHO MADE THE CALL. OFTEN THERE ARE RUNNERS ON THIS TRAIL BEFORE SUNRISE.
WE MET ONE OF THEM, HE DID NOT SEE THIS MORNING'S COMMOTION BUT THE WHOLE THING IS LEAVING HIM UNEASY. IT'S AWKWARD. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK. I HOPE IT'S NOT A WALKER OR RUNNER OR OUR COMMUNITY WILL BE
CHANGED. REPORTER: THE FBI WAS ASKED TO COME TO THIS LOCATION TO ASSIST IN THE ONGOING CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION TO GO AROUND THIS ENTIRE AREA THE PICNIC AREA BE WALKING TRAIL AREA A SMALL PORTION OF THIS