Basin’s Backyard Garden volunteers clean up, spiff up, and give back to end 2015

On Oct. 9, Basin’s Backyard Garden volunteers pulled together and finished up the last of the big jobs of the 2015 season. They cleaned out the garden, put together the garden display at the front of Headquarters, and donated the remainder of the produce.

The carrots, beets and tomatoes that were left in the garden weighed 25 pounds. The veggies were sorted and taken to the Salvation Army.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest and clean-up

Effie Carr shows off Tracie Bettenhausen’s car filled with corn stalks. Effie and Tracie drove the car, back hatch open, on the walking path back to the front of Basin Electric Headquarters (construction expansion was in the way). Despite several people witnessing this spectacle, nobody batted an eye.

Bill Baer

Bill Baer digging up our carrots.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest and clean-up

Casey Jacobson and Amy Spilman tore out the tomato plants and returned the tomato hoops to Deb Levchak, Basin Electric retiree and garden volunteer.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest and clean-up

Effie Carr and Chris Gessele take a quick break.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest and clean-up

Sabrina Bear shows off the pumpkin area.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest and clean-up

Sheila Renner goes after the leftover celery.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest and clean-up

Tracie Bettenhausen and Amy Spilman threw garden rubbish into the local construction dumpster.

Basin's Backyard Garden donation

Anna Leet, Salvation Army volunteer coordinator, accepted the 25 pounds of veggies!

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest and clean-up

Grace Baker and Effie Carr put together the lovely display! Thanks to Karen Will, Basin Electric retiree and former garden volunteer, for letting us use her gourds and baskets again.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest and clean-up

Volunteers kept a few pumpkins, but the rest went into the display at the front of Headquarters.

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