Busy pantry accepts Basin’s Backyard Garden goodness

Ministry on the Margins volunteers

Sr. Kathleen Atkinson (far left), founder of Ministry on the Margins, and volunteers accept Basin’s Backyard Garden veggies.

Basin's Backyard Garden

The crew stops for a photo with the 103-pound haul.

Today’s volunteers tried out a couple firsts this harvest – a morning break harvest, to save our hides from the summer heat, and a donation to a relatively new food pantry in town, Ministry on the Margins.

Sister Kathleen Atkinson founded Ministry on the Margins in 2013. If you ever get a chance to talk to her about why and how she started MOTM, don’t hesitate.

The volunteers collected 103 pounds of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, peas, celery, beets, swiss chard, basil, onions and eggplant.

A Facebook post from July (before our harvest and donation) by Ministry on the Margins shows just how needed food is in our community – and we can be so proud of providing fresh, local tasty and nourishing vegetable goodness.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Andrea Diehl shows off our prettiest tomato to date.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Lori Goetzfridt and Sheila Brunner working hard in the beans.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Andrew Brown and Lori Geotzfridt, peas and beans patrol.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Effie Carr in the beans, too.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Lori Leier shows off the celery.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Sr. Kathleen Atkinson accepts some swiss chard, and Erin Huntimer is overcome with joy.

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