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Regional Plant-Related Event

Yankton Seed Library presents its free presentation at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut St. on Tuesday, February 13th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Missouri Garden Planning Square Foot Gardening Theme Gardens Stagger Planting Valley Master Gardener members organize the presentations. See “Yankton Seed Library” Facebook page for more information.  

Our Bountiful Harvests

What sorts of people enjoy gardening at our local community gardens? A recent article in the Yankton Press & Dakotan featured four gardeners working at their plots on a mid-summer day. Though they differ in backgrounds, a common thread is their enjoyment of spending time outdoors and appreciation for the produce from their efforts. The … Continue reading

Idea + Boys and Girls Club = Garden Club

Garden Club is an option that 2nd – 4th grade youth attendees of the Yankton area Boys & Girls Club have had this summer and fall. Horticulturist Cindy Nelsen, Katie Freng of Yankton County 4-H Extension, Stephanie Siebrandt at Boys and Girls Club and her intern Abby Steffen, and nutritionist Angela Knodel of South Dakota … Continue reading

November and Seasonal Transition

Welcome to November at Plant Exchange Blog where we visit about plants and the people who grow them.  Today is cloudy and above freezing so far. We have an inquisitive visitor outside our window. A small plastic greenhouse helps us transition plants from summer outdoors to indoors in winter. Camellias can’t take the South Dakota … Continue reading

Scout Designs a Better Cart

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange about plants of our region and people who grow them. Noah Anderson of Yankton chose an Eagle Scout project that will have lasting effect on his fellow gardeners at the local community gardens. He and his family have had plots at the garden for years, so Noah was aware … Continue reading

September ‘Fresh from the Garden’

Thanks for joining us on Plant Exchange Blog. This week’s feature is Chef Staci Pederson of Yankton Hy-Vee.  Chef Staci has provided us with tips and ways to prepare our garden harvest throughout the garden season. See her past features among the posts. Chef Staci features a variety of vegetables including kale, apples and winter … Continue reading

Yankton’s Plant Culture Not Forgotten

LaDawn Remington of Yankton worked at Gurney Seed & Nursery for many years as seasonal help before the company left Yankton in 2002. Her parents worked there before she was born. Many others in the drive-in region remember Gurney growing fields. If a business can influence people’s views about plants, then some of those views … Continue reading

July ‘Fresh from the Garden’

When local garden produce is abundant, it helps to consider how to select the best of the crop to eat and have new ways to prepare the food. Chef Staci Pederson of the Yankton Hy-Vee Food Store shares her culinary skills in this week’s Plant Exchange Blog. See Chef Staci’s suggestions for selecting and preparing … Continue reading