Eventful first week of the season for Basin’s Backyard Garden

The temperatures were rising on May 29, but not even that could stop Basin Electric employees from doing what they do best – giving back to the community.

Bill Baer took charge of Basin’s Backyard Garden this year. “I have been gardening for over 30 years. When the former head volunteer had too much on their plate to continue to run it, I knew I had to step up,” he says. “I have been involved in this project since it began, and I did not want to see something so good for the community come to an end. The garden is a great thing for the community. It really shows what a cooperative is all about.”

Baer is not the only Basin Electric employee who is extra involved in the gardening project this year. CEO and General Manager, Paul Sukut, donated seed potatoes to be planted in the garden this year. “Paul Sukut is an avid gardener, it was really nice of him to donate the seed potatoes,” Baer says.

The vegetables being planted this year are onions, carrots, kohlrabi, cucumbers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini, spinach, lettuce, basil, and beets.

Baer has enjoyed running the project this year. “I was nervous at first, but it was so much easier with all of the volunteers’ help. It really made the process quick,” he says. “I am very thankful for all of their help.”

View more photos of planting day here: Basin’s Backyard Garden planting led by new volunteer

The activity in the Basin’s Backyard Garden did not slow down after planting day. KX News paid a visit to the garden on May 30.

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