Basin Electric’s garden is growing

Basin's Backyard Garden

A crew began moving dirt and tilling Basin’s Backyard Garden May 21. Soon the fresh black soil will be home to twenty crops.

Basin's Backyard Garden

The 26 foot by 70 foot garden will be taken care of by more than 25 garden volunteers.

There has been a lot of growth with Basin Electric’s garden throughout the last few weeks.

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, we first announced we would be planting a garden on our lawn.

Since then, we asked our garden volunteers to help name the garden. Employees offered possible names and volunteers cast their votes. The winning name was Basin’s Backyard Garden.

Next, we asked the volunteers to choose the top twenty vegetables they’d like to grow in the garden. Here’s a list of the planned crops.

Basin's Backyard Garden

The garden will be located near where we decorated the first Christmas tree a couple of years back, beside the electrical outlet and to the east. The watering will be controlled there.

And yesterday morning, a crew began moving dirt and tilling the official spot of the garden, located near where we decorated the first Christmas tree a couple of years back.

The plan is to plant the garden on May 30, starting at 2 p.m.

Several employees have donated plants including Steve Ellefson, who donated 36 pepper plants. Find out why he wanted to give to the garden.

For more information and to keep up with the growing garden, check out Basin’s Backyard Garden blog.

Comments

  1. Julie Slag says:

    You will need a tall bunny fence before you plant. BEPC rabbits are the size of jackalopes.

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