Yankton Community Garden Organizers

http://www.yankton.net/river_city/article_68cfeaec-6630-11e4-af57-5ffe207bef53.html

Yankton Community Garden soil is resting from 219 plots that will be ready for next season, thanks to Healthy Yankton organizers. Sister Julie Peak of Sacred Heart Monastery shared highlights about the season at the gardens, the volunteers that made it happen, and plans to be announced.

 

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Members of Healthy Yankton include Lois Halbur, Laura Larson, Cindy Nelson, Angie O’Connor, Brittany Orr, Sister Julie Peak, and Susan Thorson. Members thank their institutions for release time: Avera Wellness Center, City of Yankton, Mount Marty College, and Sacred Heart Monastery.

Healthy Yankton thanks Mark Hunhoff of Mark’s Machinery for spring and fall tilling, Missouri Valley Master Gardeners for volunteer efforts, other community gardeners that contributed their help to benefit all, and family members of Healthy Yankton. City of Yankton mows around the plots, removes garden waste, helps with signs, maintains water taps and fountains and cares for fruit orchard trees.

 

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Fruit trees at the community gardens are maturing and beginning to bear fruit for the community. They are not sprayed for insects so that the public can eat the fruit while on a walk with their dog or tending their gardens.

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Thanks to a corporate Hy-Vee grant, limited ability raised beds are now available for gardeners to use next season.

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New gardeners can watch for a newspaper notice from Healthy Yankton in March, according to Healthy Yankton. Last year’s community gardeners get a chance to sign up earlier.

For the article with more detail see the link below. Thanks for visiting Plant Exchange Blog. Do come back to see more about plants of the region and people who grow them.

http://www.yankton.net/river_city/article_68cfeaec-6630-11e4-af57-5ffe207bef53.html

 

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