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
Noon hour brought a few clouds, saving today’s Basin’s Backyard Gardeners from full sun in the high heat and humidity. We harvested a really good variety today. Not a lot of most things, but signs of bountiful days to come. … Continue reading
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.