Greenery galore in Basin’s Backyard Garden

Basin's Backyard Garden

Tracie Bettenhausen and Chris Gessele going after the beans.

Today a crew went out into the garden to focus on damage control.

The cucumbers, beans and peas are in prime “ignore-us-and-you’ll-regret-it” growing season. So gardeners searched out and plucked those three crops, plus some eggplant and one purple kohlrabi. In total, 39 pounds were harvested and delivered to the Abused Adult Resource Center. Jess May at the front desk says the women love getting fresh veggies and can always find new ways to cook them or nosh on them raw.

Abused Adult Resource Center

Jess May of Abused Adult Resource Center holds the gorgeous eggplant.


The eggplant, had we had a county fair to enter, we believe could be award-winning.

Catching up in Basin’s Backyard Garden

When Deb Levchack, Basin Electric retiree, showed up a little early to help out with today’s Basin’s Backyard Garden donation, she didn’t realize the Basin Electric board of directors was in session.

When she stopped in the cafeteria to look for the day’s harvesters, she got to say hi to a bunch of old friends, who were happy to see her smiling face and hear her boisterous laugh.

Today’s harvesters pulled together 19 pounds of radishes, swiss chard, beets, lettuce, cilantro, basil and kohlrabi. Levchak and Andrew Brown took the donation to the Salvation Army.

Harvest July 13 2016

Andrew Brown, Della Mastel, Deb Levchak and Lori Goetzfridt show off today’s harvest.

Basin's Backyard Garden harvest donation

Andrew Brown (right) drops off the garden produce at Salvation Army.

Two sistas planting the Three Sisters

Erin Huntimer and Anine Lambert took on the important job of completing the Three Sisters Formation in Basin’s Backyard Garden June 16.

Last year was the first year we tried out that formation. Basically, once the corn is four inches tall, you plant the beans around the corn, and the squash between the corn stalks. Then, as they grow, the beans crawl up the corn and the squash keeps down the weeds. Learn more: Sowing Three Sisters formation in Basin’s Backyard Garden

Erin and Anine

Erin Huntimer and Anine Lambert finished sowing the Three Sisters Formation.