Barefoot Gardens

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12:20 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Growing Food Despite the Drought

John Curtis picking tomatoes in one of the hoop houses at Barefoot Gardens
Rich Egger

This summer's combination of high temperatures and little precipitation has impacted just about every type of farmer. Nonetheless, some are finding ways to get by.

John Curtis, owner and operator of Barefoot Gardens, said he's dug a deeper well to come up with enough water for his crops. However, he's also had to contend with a problem pump.

“Sometimes I have water, sometimes I don't. When I don't, it really shows quickly,” Curtis said.

He had to conserve water until he deepened the well.

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