Archive for Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gardening and giving back

Basehor Rustlers 4-H Club members brave chilly weather and rain last week to plant seedlings in their plot at the community garden.

Basehor Rustlers 4-H Club members brave chilly weather and rain last week to plant seedlings in their plot at the community garden.

May 2, 2013

This summer, the Basehor Community Garden will provide an extra community service for residents in need thanks to Rustlers 4-H Club.

With the help of a grant, the Rustlers will grow fresh vegetables at the garden to donate to Basehor-Linwood Assistance Services.

The garden is a senior project for 4-H’ers Katie Tindell and Katie Eberth, who worked with Gold PRIDE to submit the grant, called Invest An Acre. IAA encourages farmers across the country to donate an acre or more of their crop to fight hunger in their community.

In addition to growing vegetables at the garden, Tindell said, she and Eberth will host a food drive and visit elementary schools to promote hunger awareness.

“It’s nice to help the community,” Eberth said.

Rustlers members braved chilly weather and rain Friday to help Tindell and Eberth plant their first round of crops, and the club will continue to help the girls tend the garden throughout the summer. The garden will include garlic, peas, onions, cucumbers, potatoes, tomatoes and squash across a couple of plots at the garden.

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