Herington Garden helps to grow local community

This summer has been a scorcher with temperatures regularly topping out over 100° and little precipitation. The season has certainly taken a toll on many lawns and gardens throughout the region. That is why this summer, Chapman resident and member of the Tree committee Linda Jark-Stoffer, proposed to not hand out a yard-of-the-month honor, in favor of featuring something that brings an entire community together just south of us in Herington.

Situated in a field just south of the Herington high school, the Herington Community Garden is a project of the Dickinson County branch of the K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) Office. James Coover, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent of the KSRE office, said that the project is one that began some time ago when Westar Energy placed a solar water well out on the property that now houses the garden. The well went unused for a number of years before it came to Coover’s attention.

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