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.
A handful of the helpers: Judy Hojian, Debra Honeyman, Tracie Bettenhausen, Erin Huntimer, Della Mastel, and Lindsey DeKrey.
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 →
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!
Effie Carr, Basin Electric senior administrative assistant, uses corn stalks form Basin’s Backyard Garden to decorate for fall.
We made a pretty cool donation this week. First off, it was our biggest yet, just because so many vegetables were ready for harvest. Plus, it was the first time we started weighing the produce we donate. We figured we … Continue reading →
Wondering what to do with those veggies you’ve harvested? Jean Schafer, government relations coordinator, has been using the lettuce from Basin’s Backyard Garden for something other than salads. She’s swapping out the bread on her turkey sandwiches to make lettuce … Continue reading →