Variety in harvest for Community Action Program

Basin's Backyard Garden donation

Della Mastel, Basin Electric gardener, and Joey Huber, Community Action Program Region VII.

The sun was hot, but we pulled together 30 pounds of food from Basin’s Backyard Garden over lunch today: beets, beans, snow peas, cucumbers, a pepper, a tomato, and a few eggplants!

While the gardeners were out working, a vendor from a local business drove up the garden and yelled to us, “I wish we had a garden where I worked! It would feel so great to go out on my break to pick some food!” Della Mastel yelled back, “The vegetables here all go to charity!” He responded, “That’s awesome! I would love to do that!” So we suggested just getting a big pot and putting a tomato plant in it for now, and he liked that idea.

Della took the food to Community Action Program Region VII again this week. It feels really great to help fill up that bread shelf!

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest

Austin Land invited his wife Lexy to help us in the garden today. They did a lot of work in the beans and snow peas.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest

Lexy Land even harvested our first eggplants!

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest

Grace Baker, showing off our awesome flowers. Should we start cutting them for bouquets? Who has ideas for the flowers?

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest

Della Mastel found a rogue plant amongst the beets. It looked like either a bean or a pea; it tasted like a radish.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest

We harvested our first pepper.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest

We harvested our first tomato, too!

Our Three Sister Formation is doing okay, but the beans aren't spinning on the corn yet.

Our Three Sister Formation is doing okay, but the beans aren’t spinning on the corn yet.

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