Garden volunteers gathered 37 lbs. of produce this Tuesday from Basin’s Backyard Garden to donate to Trinity Lutheran Church. The fresh veggies will be shared with approximately 400 guests tonight during their weekly banquet.
The last few days have been busy for Basin’s Backyard Garden. Yesterday, garden volunteers harvested 54 lbs. of produce to donate to Ronald McDonald House. The donation included beets, beans, basil, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, onions and kale.
Celeste Espeseth of Ronald McDonald House says the fresh food will be appreciated by all of the families. “The families here are usually pretty busy and don’t always have time to make dinner, so we have volunteers that will cook for them too. We don’t usually get in fresh veggies like this – especially not this much and with this kind of variety,” she says.
Check out the photos below of garden volunteers harvesting the veggies to donate.
And on Monday, garden volunteers worked to prune the tomatoes and pumpkins so they don’t completely overrun the garden.
Preschoolers from New Discovery Montessori Center visited Basin’s Backyard Garden last week to learn about how vegetables grow. It was a lot of fun! See for yourself.
Watch the video.
And check out the photos we posted to Instagram.
The tomatoes in Basin’s Backyard Garden went from tiny little cuties to massive crazy monsters in seemingly no time at all. (See them at Sheila’s feet in this post: Basin’s Backyard Garden on KFYR-TV tonight)
Several volunteers have suggested we prune the tomatoes so that the garden isn’t completely overrun with tomatoes.
After web searches, this seems to be the simplest advice found – remove all branches below the lowest branch bearing fruit.
If you want a little more detail, check out these articles:
How to prune a tomato
Volunteers will be getting out into the garden again this week. Everything is flourishing… so much so that the back half of the garden feels quite jungly. We went out and snapped some photos.
We made a pretty cool donation this week. First off, it was our biggest yet, just because so many vegetables were ready for harvest. Plus, it was the first time we started weighing the produce we donate. We figured we … Continue reading
Thanks to KFYR-TV for stopping by the garden today. We loved have you and the kids in for a visit!
This afternoon, several garden volunteers got busy harvesting the beans, beets, basil, kale, lettuce, zucchini, peppers, and onions from Basin’s Backyard Garden. Together the produce totaled 47 lbs.! Bill Baer, Basin Electric network security analyst III and garden volunteer, and … Continue reading
Students from New Discovery Montessori Center will visit Basin’s Backyard Garden to learn about the cooperative garden and the vegetables that grow in it.
Thursday, Aug. 14
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Basin Electric Headquarters
1717 E Interstate Ave
New Discovery Montessori Center
Students ages 3-5
- Students will participate in activities including planting their own seed to take home and painting with vegetables from the garden.
- Students will receive a fresh garden snack.
- Lacie Reisenauer, teacher from New Discovery Montessori Center, will be available to discuss how visiting Basin’s Backyard Garden is coinciding with their curriculum.
About Basin’s Backyard Garden
Basin’s Backyard Garden is building community among employees, providing a source for charitable giving to local food pantries through the ND Hunger Free Garden Project, and teaching employees about cooperatives. Employees are benefiting from employee engagement, community support and the principle of commitment to community shown through cooperative engagement.
Basin Electric employees stopped by Basin’s Backyard Garden Aug. 7 to learn about local start-up fresh food cooperative Bisman Community Food Co-op, all while sipping coffee from local Mighty Missouri Coffee Company and enjoying muffins from local Humble Cottage Farm.
Five employees even signed up to be members! Watch for an upcoming video on the garden blog to find out why.