July 28, 2014

Prairie Star assists with community garden

Members of Prairie Star 4-H Club this past fall after the club’s award ceremony.  BACK ROW:  Tucker Davis, Michele Deters, Anthony Deters, Macy Loring, Dewey Molenda, Haylee Burk, Jesse Molenda, Savanna Muellner.  MIDDLE ROW:  Tylier Small, Nikki Nellor, Shae Stamps, Sierra Muellner, Charli McGill, Kara McCormick, Maddie Russell.  FRONT ROW:  Alli Butler, Cole Davis, Brayden Russell. Photo courtesy of Jeanette Davis

Members of Prairie Star 4-H Club this past fall after the club’s award ceremony. BACK ROW:  Tucker Davis, Michele Deters, Anthony Deters, Macy Loring, Dewey Molenda, Haylee Burk, Jesse Molenda, Savanna Muellner.  MIDDLE ROW:  Tylier Small, Nikki Nellor, Shae Stamps, Sierra Muellner, Charli McGill, Kara McCormick, Maddie Russell.  FRONT ROW:  Alli Butler, Cole Davis, Brayden Russell. Photo courtesy of Jeanette Davis

Jeanette Davis
Club reporter
Prairie Star 4-H Club is a young 4-H club devoted to various community service projects within the town of Gardner.  The club’s mission focuses on striving to get children involved in the local community and to offer a way to learn more about what their interests are.
The group ventured into a new project this year with the Gardner Community Garden.  Not only did members purchase a large plot of land for their own use, they also help the “community” portion of the community garden as well.  Portions of the community produce will be directly given to local food banks. Some of the crop will be sold for monetary donations to local charities, and the rest will be given to those who are working so very hard tending it.
Prairie Star members will have opportunities to sell their own produce, after tending and harvesting.  The clubs’s chosen crops are just starting to produce. So far, they have harvested one zucchini, one green bell pepper, and three jalapeños to eat, but their zinnias are beautiful. They will also have tomatoes, sweet potatoes, watermelon, and sweet corn that they help the community garden with and club members hope to have a stand somewhere to sell it soon.
Right now, Prairie Star 4-H’ers are getting their 4-H projects ready for the fair, so everyone can see what all club members have learned.

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