Basin’s Backyard Garden had a hefty harvest on Aug. 8. The veggies hand-picked were onions, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, beans, and zucchini. The weighted total came out to be 53 pounds of veggies. The veggies harvested were donated to Community Action in Bismarck, North … Continue reading
Basin’s Backyard Garden had a successful harvest on July 26. The veggies harvested were zucchini, lettuce, basil, kohlrabi, and a few beets. The weighted total came out to be 44 pounds of veggies.
The veggies harvested were donated to Heaven’s Helpers Soup Cafe in Bismarck, North Dakota. Heaven’s Helpers is a Soup Cafe that is open to anyone Monday through Saturday. They serve meals completely free of charge to anyone who walks through the door.
Mark Meier, the founder of Heaven’s Helpers, was excited to receive the donation. “These zucchini will go perfect for the soup we make here,” he says.
The 2019 South Dakota Rural Electric Association (SDREA) Youth Excursion participants toured Basin Electric facilities July 24-25.
Included in the tour was a glimpse into Basin’s Backyard Garden.
SDREA offers the Youth Excursion to its cooperative students annually.
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Harvest season is still going strong for the 2019 season at Basin’s Backyard Garden.
The veggies donated were of 5.4 pounds of zucchini and kohlrabi. The goods were donated to Ministry on the Margins in Bismarck.
Harvest season has officially begun at Basin’s Backyard Garden. The goods were donated to Heaven’s Helpers Soup Café in Bismarck.
The veggies donated consisted of 5.8 pounds of kohlrabi, radishes, and one massive zucchini.
Basin’s Backyard Garden‘s crops are growing like weeds, but with that… so are the weeds. To combat/prevent weeds from growing, Basin Electric employees tested a new strategy, suggested by network security analyst, Sabrina Hojian. Sabrina suggested laying newspaper on top of the dirt … Continue reading
The activity in the Basin’s Backyard Garden did not slow down after planting day on May 29. KX News paid a visit to the garden on May 30.
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We cleaned out Basin’s Backyard Garden for the 2018 season. What a year we had. We donated to seven different food pantries. We gave to Heaven’s Helper’s Soup Cafe and Community Action Program Region VII each three separate times. We … Continue reading
National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association featured Basin’s Backyard Garden in their weekly newsletter. Here is a short excerpt with a link to the full article, Co-op Volunteers Are Making Friends and Easing Hunger With Community Garden.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative employees are tapping into North Dakota’s rich agricultural heritage as part of their commitment to help fight hunger in communities around Bismarck.
A community garden on the generation and transmission cooperative’s headquarters campus is managed entirely by co-op volunteers and produces hundreds of pounds of fresh produce for area food pantries each year.
“We plant the garden right around Memorial Day. I start working with our facilities staff to determine needs for the year in April,” said Tracie Bettenhausen, a senior staff writer/editor in Basin Electric’s communications department.
Bettenhausen holds an organizational meeting in the spring as soil temperatures edge toward planting range. Keep reading…