Tagged with Yankton Community Gardens

Good, Too Bad and a Bit Ugly

In late August in the Yankton Community Gardens the past six years, you’d expect to find gardeners and lots of produce. In fact, there’s a diversity of vegetables and fruits here: Tomatoes, potatoes, string beans, broccoli, onions, cucumber, cabbage, watermelon, eggplant, dill, sweet potatoes, corn, carrots, beets, and flowers. Really, what more could a gardener … Continue reading

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

Yankton Community Garden Snapshots

Yankton community gardens were filled with vegetables and flowers on this balmy evening in early August. Warm and cool spring had slowed early development of some plants like tomatoes and carrots but warm summer days and some rain bolstered plant growth. Community garden organizers are the Healthy Yankton members with the help of other volunteers … Continue reading

Yankton Community Garden Organizer Chats

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 … Continue reading

Community Gardeners Play Forward

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog where we share about plants of the region and people who grow them! Thanks for all the “Likes” and loyal “Followers” who are so important to Plant Exchange Blog. Harvest is only one of the treasured moments at the sixth season of Yankton’s community gardens. This article was originally published … Continue reading

A Summer In The Garden

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. As we celebrate the bounty of the season, what is more fitting than to visit with area gardeners who helped their gardens grow! Yankton’s community gardens were buzzing with activity in mid summer. About 220 garden plots produced plenty of fruits and vegetables and meant a lot to the gardeners … Continue reading