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Turner Community Garden


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Photos of Turner Community Garden in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Funded by the K-State Research and Extension partnership with the Kansas Health Foundation.

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Turner Community Garden

  1. 1. Turner Community GardenTurner Community Garden Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners 2013
  2. 2. Ribbon cutting 2011
  3. 3. The Turner Community Vegetable Garden is 12,000 square feet. The flower and picnic areas with the vegetable garden is about 1 & 1/2 acres.
  4. 4. This site was an illegal dumping site and quite an eye sore for the Turner community.
  5. 5. The area was cleared of trash, debris and brush.
  6. 6. Butterfly Garden & Herb Garden
  7. 7. Berm Adjacent to Garden
  8. 8. Greenhouse to start vegetable & flower transplants Compost bins used to dispose of garden debris & create “black gold” soil amendment
  9. 9. Hoop house to extend the season & Minimize insects & disease problems Raised beds are utilized to improve drainage & reduce soil compaction.
  10. 10. Soil Testing The Turner Rec Camp youth helped collect soil samples from the garden
  11. 11. Water Conservation 1100 gal rain water collection & storage Drip irrigation
  12. 12. Erosion Control Use of terraces, wood mulch, leaf litter and straw bales to reduce soil erosion.
  13. 13. Plant-to-Plate Program This program teaches youth about growing vegetables and eating healthy, nutritious foods. EMG’s have taught nearly 1,000 youth in the Turner area about gardening.
  14. 14. Stream Team at Youth Raised Beds
  15. 15. Scouts painting rain barrel. Dr Ghassemi writing in Persian for scouts
  16. 16. Community Events Halloween in the garden Turner Library Scary Story Night. Planting seeds at TRC’s Dr Seuss’s Birthday party.
  17. 17. Farmers Market Donations Over 3,000lbs Tomatoes harvested.