The Potato Museum : All Spuds, All the Time

Established in 1975, the first ever museum dedicated to the world's most influential plant. For the museum website, click here.

Irish Hunger Memorial was under construction before and after the 9/11 attack on the nearby World Trade Center.  It was completed and open to the public in 2002.  It is a uniquely landscaped plot, which utilizes stones, soil, and native vegetation brought in from the western coast of Ireland and contains stones from all of the different counties of Ireland. The memorial also incorporates an authentic rebuilt Irish cottage of the 19th century.

The cottage at the memorial is from Carradoogan in the parish of Attymass in County Mayo. The cottage belonged to the Slack family but was deserted in the 1960s. The Slack family donated the cottage to the memorial in “memory of all the Slack family members of previous generations who emigrated to America and fared well there.”

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Irish Potato Famine Memorial “Irish Hunger Memorial”
"Together with artist Brian Tolle and landscape architect Gail Wittwer-Laird, 1100 Architect was selected by the Battery Park City Authority to create a memorial commemorating the Great Irish Hunger. On a base of Irish limestone and illuminated glass, the team re-created a rugged landscape comprised of abandoned potato fields, various species of native Irish plants, and walls made of stones from each of Ireland’s 32 counties. From the base’s west side, visitors enter and ascend through a passageway that opens into a ruined famine-era cottage. Leaving the cottage, visitors may wander through the fields and overgrown potato furrows. The landscape cantilevers boldly beyond its base, suggesting the courageous journey made by Irish émigrés to America. Text inserted into the glass strata of this platform recounts the history of the Hunger and encourages visitors to become actively engaged in meeting the current challenge of world hunger.”
http://www.1100architect.com/projects/irish-hunger-memorial/

Potato Quest on Minecraft.  ”You find yourself in a prison cell along with a completely innocent piglet that you must save from execution, so you can embark on an adventure after, to find the lost potato!?  Go for it. 
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/adventure-map-the-lost-potato-16/
 

Potato Quest on Minecraft.  ”You find yourself in a prison cell along with a completely innocent piglet that you must save from execution, so you can embark on an adventure after, to find the lost potato!?  Go for it. 

http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/adventure-map-the-lost-potato-16/

 

Potatoes used to explore topographic mapping. “View the potato from the side and above. The side view from shows that all the lines are parallel and equidistant. The top view shows the steep sides have contour lines that are close together. Gentle slopes occur when the contour lines are further apart.

What is seen from above is what is drawn on a map: each contour line we see comprises all the points that are a certain height above some base level (usually sea level). Going from one contour line to another contour line involves a change of height.

Slice the potato along the contour lines. Poke a hole down through the potato from the summit to the base, to help with the alignment. Trace around each piece on a paper, using the hole to line up successive pieces over the one spot. The result will be a contour map of the potato.”http://www.angelfire.com/ego/mr.f/SubjectLinks/geography/gr7geoinquirythemes/topoactivity.html

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