Crystal Rafferty and Tracie Bettenhausen were dutifully digging up potatoes when a passerby walked up to the garden fence. “Do you guys need help? I was just out for a walk.” And that’s how Judy Hojian became the newest Basin’s … Continue reading
Volunteers harvested 164.6 pounds of veggies over noon in Basin’s Backyard Garden. The crops included beets, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, beans, peppers, corn, eggplant, brussels sprouts and celery. Gardeners dropped off the heavy haul at the Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry. We … Continue reading
We had our biggest harvest yet this year in Basin’s Backyard Garden – 173 pounds of beets, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, swiss chard, eggplant, beans, celery, zucchini, onions, carrots and peppers. In exciting news, we harvested the first beans we’ve grown … Continue reading
Garden volunteers harvested 91.4 pounds of beets, potatoes, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce at Basin’s Backyard Garden Aug. 23. The donation went to Ministry on the Margins. Casey Jacobson, garden volunteer, says, “I didn’t get any pictures when we were … Continue reading
August 17 was such a busy harvest, we didn’t get a chance to take any photos. We brought in 87.2 pounds of cucumbers, beans, eggplant, celery, beets, zucchini, banana peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and onions, and donated them to Salvation Army. … Continue reading
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.
A news crew visited Basin’s Backyard Garden this week, and the interviews were shown this morning.
See the story on Basin Electric: Live Wire: Good Day Dakota visits Basin’s Backyard Garden
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.
The South Dakota Rural Electric Youth Excursion visited Basin Electric Headquarters July 26, and decided to take an impromptu excursion to Basin’s Backyard Garden as well. The students are here to learn about energy generation and transmission, careers in the … Continue reading
We were very productive in Basin’s Backyard Garden today. As each volunteer filed in, they picked a crop to harvest and picked and picked and picked. The cucumbers are just getting into their prime ripening time, as are the beans. … Continue reading