Want to start a garden but don’t know how? Heart of Hutch will be offering: Organic Gardening 101. This free class will be offered at the McLeod County Fair Grounds educational building on April 18th from 7-8:30 PM.
Two local organic vegetable and fruit farmers, Laura Frerichs and Irene Genelin, will take you through the basics of organic vegetable gardening in your yard, community garden plot, or in pots. We will cover site selection, soil preparation, fertilizers and compost, good crops and varieties to try in your garden, mulching, organic pest control, and much more. Come with your questions! Class is free, but please RSVP to Laura: email@example.com
Don’t have enough yard space for a garden? You can rent a plot of land from the city. The city garden plots are across from Evergreen Apartments. This year, Heart of Hutch worked with the City of Hutchinson and Southwest Initiative Foundation to create additional garden space for rent.
Aside from rentable garden plots, additional land at Southwest Initiative Foundation will be used to create Hutch’s first Community Garden. The community garden was created in a partnership between Heart of Hutch and Hutchinson’s Chamber Leadership program. All produce grown will be given to the Hutch and Glencoe Food Shelf. The leadership program is looking for people interested in volunteering time to help weed, pick, and distribute the produce. Interested? Contact the Leadership team through sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s exciting to see our community working together to create healthy food choices for all!