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PHILIP GARDEN CLUB

 


We in the western part of South Dakota take a certain pride in gardening in tough and demanding situations. The newly (2009) formed Philip Garden Club is a dedicated, creative group determined to prove that if a love of flowers, fruits and veggies grows in your heart...those flowers can also grow in the garden!




A little history about the green thumbs of Philip!!

The Philip Garden Club was founded in 2009 by Elke Baxter who had just moved into town that same year. The club soon had a small group of followers and to this day enjoys monthly meetings either indoors at the Haakon County Community Room in the Philip Court House or outdoors in someone's garden. Members or any local gardener may host this informal get together and everyone enjoys these relaxed garden tours. Hostesses often insist on serving goodies, some even quite elavorate meals and these treats are especiallty welcomed.

Whenever opportunities present themselves members carpool to outings and have participated as volunteers from various Rapid City based functions to Fall color outings in Spearfish Canyon.

2012 is beginning to see more planning, a few larger local events, such as a PlantShare based on Pennington County's successful event and still a number of outings.

As a new group, it is still unofficially "unorganized"", sometimes literally, but generally the 15 or so members manage quite well as a group. Guests and new members are always welcome as are ideas and helping hands.

For more information, contact Lori Quinn 544-3273, Elke Baxter 859-2252, or Sandra O'Connor 859-2134.




News

How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

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If 20 years sounds like a long time to store potatoes, then it might surprise you to know that “fresh” potatoes in the grocery store are often 11 months old when you buy them. Modern developments in commercial food storage allow growers to store produce with a chemical (1-methylcyclopropene), which extends the shelf life of vegetables.

 

Of course, fresh potatoes won’t last 20 years, but you can dehydrate them to get that kind of long-term shelf life while maintaining nutritional value.




Now save carrots for 20 years with a dehydrator