Posts Tagged ‘potato history’

Have Fun with Potato Stamp Art

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

Potatoes are not just a versatile and nutritious food, they can also be used to print fabric and other materials. While most children have a lot of fun making and then using potato stamps, creative adults can achieve lovely patterned effects easily, quickly and very cheaply. Fabric Painting and Stamp Art Fabric painting has been practiced since ...

Ancient History of the Potato

Posted on: July 7th, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

Ancient Inca Terraces constructed for farming Source: www.travelblog.com The potato has a fascinating, if rather contradictory history that goes back many centuries. Now considered to be the world's fourth most important crop (after wheat, rice and maize), the potato (Solanum tuberosum) originally grew wild throughout the South American Andes. There are known to be more 200 wild ...