Garden volunteers prune and donate 54 lbs. of produce

donation to Ronald McDonald House

(from left): Casey Jacobson, senior staff counsel and garden volunteer, hands off the garden donation to Celeste Espeseth of Ronald McDonald House.

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.

Basin's Backyard Garden

(from left): Tammy Langerud, staff writer/editor, and Darlene Steffan, administrative assistant III, work together to bag veggies.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Della Mastel, accounting analyst II, holds a handful of jalapeno peppers.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Sheila Renner, administrative assistant II, finds a large cucumber.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Darlene Steffan, administrative assistant III, harvests some kale.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Tammy Langerud, staff writer/editor, bags some onions.

And on Monday, garden volunteers worked to prune the tomatoes and pumpkins so they don’t completely overrun the garden.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Grace Baker, media distribution coordinator, stands in the jungle of pumpkin leaves.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Tracie Bettenhausen, staff writer/editor.

Basin's Backyard Garden

(from left): Grace Baker, media distribution coordinator; Chris Gessele, staff writer; and Tracie Bettenhausen, staff writer/editor.

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One thought on “Garden volunteers prune and donate 54 lbs. of produce

  1. You’re all a bunch of farmers – sunshine, dirt, and water – and that’s a good thing! It would be fun to know how many of you working the soil came from farm families.

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