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Hoisingtons community garden planted and growing
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HOISINGTON — Hoisington residents, led by Teddy Williamson, have once again planted a community garden full of tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, herbs, beets, potatoes, corn, onions, sweet peas and strawberries.
The garden received a grant from “The Big Garden” through United Methodist Ministries of Kansas and Nebraska, according to Williamson, coordinator.
“We’ve already held a big plant party,” said Williamson.
The vegetables go to the food bank, and the remainder are sold for a free will donation. Last year, fresh produce was sold on Main Street.
Williamson would also like to see a vegetable stand with a canopy at the location. It would also provide a little shade for those working on hot summer days. However, at this time, they do not have funding for a vegetable stand.
Of course, the group could use more volunteers for hoeing, as everyone’s a volunteer. Williamson’s first responsibility is the health ministry team at the United Methodist Church.
There will be two classes taught this summer on July 24 and 31 from 4-8 p.m.  The first class  is on drying and freezing and includes things like refrigerator pickles. The second class will be  on canning. Both classes will be held  at the United Methodist Church in Hoisington. The cost for both classes will be $15, which includes a dinner. One class is $10. The sessions will be taught by Donna Krug, K-State extension agent. To register, which must be done in advance, call the Extension office 793-1910 or Williamson at 653-2165.