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.