Anthill of Floyd Elementary Potato-Diggers

Potato Frenzy at Floyd School Farm from fredfirst on Vimeo.

This image quality is not the best, but the Hyperlapse exposure at 6x normal speed gives you an idea of the energy of these kids yesterday at the Floyd County school garden on 221.

And I have questions: what is required to show young children in public places like a blog? I think parents signed permissions but not sure so won’t post images not blurred by super-speed!

[There is no sound since audio compressed to 6x would only be comprehensible to a trucker on energy drinks.]

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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