Healthy Yankton organizers and community volunteers have partnered with the City of Yankton for the past six years to offer community garden plots for a small fee that covers water and operating costs. The flood plain of Marne Creek is the deep soil site of the gardens along West City Limits Road next to the dog park.
Yankton’s community gardens’ plots were all filled this past season. According to Angie O’Connor, Healthy Yankton member, 219 plots were rented and planted.
Each plot is 12 ft. x 18 ft., and has water available for the tilled site. Two raised gardens, 2 ft. x 8 ft., were also available thanks to Hy-Vee Food Stores grant and Healthy Yankton funds. Additional volunteers help Healthy Yankton with the gardens.
See “A Summer In The Gardens” and “Community Gardeners Play Forward” topics that tell about some community gardeners’ experiences this season.
Registration for 2016 Yankton community gardens will be about January for returning gardeners and March for new gardeners. See “Healthy Yankton” Facebook page. Notice will be submitted to Yankton Press & Dakotan and will be posted at the gardens on West City Limits Rd. Questions? Call (605) 668-8590
“Healthy Yankton would like to thank all of the individuals that garden with us as it brings our group great joy to see your success and creativity each season!” O’Connor said.
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