Colorful veggies a’plenty

Seventy-six pounds of mouth watering produce was delivered to Heaven’s Helpers Soup Cafe.

To date, the garden has yielded 429 pounds of produce, all of which has been donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

The colorful harvest included squash, basil, lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, bell peppers, and jalapenos.



120 pounds of garden-fresh goodness from Basin’s Backyard Garden

After a few days of rain, Basin Electric’s employee-gardeners went into serious harvest mode during one of their work breaks.

They harvested a whopping 120 pounds of garden fresh goodies including tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, kohlrabi, dill, green beans, and more.

The produce was taken to Ministry on the Margins for their food bank.

So far for this growing season, Basin’s Backyard Garden has produced more than 350 pounds of veggies. That means 350 pounds of fresh produce has filled the bellies of people in need!

This year’s first triple-digit harvest!

Our first triple-digit harvest of the growing season was reached today!

Our gardeners harvested 107 pounds of beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, and zucchini.

All produce was donated to Ministry on the Margins for their food bank. Representatives with Ministry on the Margin were excited to receive our donation. At the end of the month, people run out of food stamps and food, and become more reliant on food banks.

Basin’s Backyard Garden contributes produce to Heaven’s Helpers Soup Café


Bill Baer, Andrea Diehl, Della Mastel, Ashley Sundquist, Lori Goetzfridt, and Sabrina Hojian with the veggies harvested.

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.


SDREA Youth Excursion tours Basin’s Backyard Garden

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.

Learn more about the SDREA Youth Excursion below:

Basin Electric donates three-pound zucchini to Heaven’s Helpers Soup Cafe from Basin’s Backyard Garden

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.

To whoever sprinkled some urea from our Great Plains Synfuels Plant on the zucchini, we are on to you!

KX News spotlights Basin’s Backyard Garden

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.

View the story here: