On July 13, we harvested 38 pounds of swiss chard, kohlrabi, and zucchini. We donated the luscious produce to Heaven’s Helpers Soup Cafe. Mark Meier was excited to use the veggies. Garden volunteer Angela Magstadt was excited Mark knew what … Continue reading
Then, they shot a second video with coordinator Tracie Bettenhausen. Thanks to Marci Narum and Jody Kerzman for the attention!
Read the story about Basin’s Backyard Garden in Inspired Woman Magazine: Cooperation grows abundantly
On May 24, Basin’s Backyard Garden volunteers picked up the shovels, seed packets, and plants, and put a summer’s worth of goodness into the soil for the garden’s fourth year.
The produce grown in the garden is donated to local food pantries. To date, about 2,000 pounds of fresh vegetables have been donated.
Today Basin’s Backyard Garden volunteers cleaned up the display they placed at the front of Headquarters almost exactly a month ago.
The crew used corn stalks, one sunflower, and all the pumpkins from the garden. They got the fun gourds from BisMan Community Food Co-op.
The total pounds of food donated in 2016: 964.7 pounds
Total pounds over three years: 2004 pounds
Value overall: priceless
Because of the work done in Basin’s Backyard Garden, people who may not have a garden for any number of reasons got to have the taste of fresh, sweet garden lettuce or a homegrown tomato or a first-ever kohlrabi, and you really can’t put a number on that.
When Della Mastel, Andrea Diehl, Mary Miller and Grace Baker saw they had extra cups, soil and seeds after helping the Highland Acres first and second graders plant seeds in cups, Della and Andrea took a green thumb gamble.
They each planted a few seeds of their own and set them on their office windowsills. Andrea remembered to water her corn before the long Memorial Day weekend; Della did not.
When they came back in on Tuesday, Della’s corn was beating Andrea’s corn by a long pale neck of green.
A week later, Della reports back that her corn is nine inches tall. She’s had some office mates tell her they don’t think that looks like corn.
Today, Basin’s Backyard Garden volunteers harvested 51 pounds of good food: eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and peppers. The donation went to the Community Action Program Region VII. Do you notice something special in this photo? It was a gleeful donation. … Continue reading
We have a bloom on the eggplants. Pretty purple promise.
Crews were here yesterday to add the expansion to the garden, and till it all. Watch the video to see it in all its glory!
On our blog we’ve shared plenty of gardening tips with you in the past. Today, we have a decorating tip coming from Effie Carr, Basin Electric senior administrative assistant, that will make your home look like it should belong in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Carr recently stopped by Basin’s Backyard Garden and grabbed some corn stalks to use in her fall decorating at home. She paired the stalks with pumpkins outside of her front door and the final product looks great! Check out the photo below for inspiration.
Don’t miss out on decorating your own home for fall. Stop by the garden and pick up some stalks for yourself. There’s plenty more to go around. It’s a unique way to make use of more than just the produce from the garden!