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Season start for HART


The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on June 18 in the community area at the Hanna Market. It was the first time since the group went into hibernation in November 2018.

“This is our meeting to set goals for the team and get the beds assigned for the summer,” Linda Goodrich, secretary for the group said. “We have just had to wait because the weather has been so crazy this year.”

She said the enclosed garden that held all the beds was in good shape considering the strong winds and constant snow that assaulted the area during winter.

“There is a little work that needs to be done, but it isn’t bad. It is more clean up than anything,” Goodrich said.

Rose Dabbs, a founding member of the three year old group said she recommended HART work with the Hanna Basin Museum as volunteers because the museum was short handed this year.

“We are helping the community and that is what HART was founded for even though our focus has been on the getting the garden up and running the past couple years,” Dabbs said.

The garden was totally created with the help of local Carbon County businesses donating building materials and the work of locals. It opened in the summer of 2017.

Currently there are close to a dozen members in HART.

Ellen Freeman, HART member wanted to approach the town council and mayor if Hanna would be interested in a bed for the town. This would get HART and the town interacting in a manner that would potentially benefit both entities.

Freeman said HART has set aside a bed for the FFA and candidates to take care of it had to be found. She said there are only four beds left.

Perry Goodrich, director of HART said getting the water to the beds was still not easy. Currently HART has a 300 gallon tank members take turns filling. P. Goodrich asked the members to think of ways that might be easier. When Carbon County School District No. 2 donated the land to HART, it was with the stipulation of no water meter.

Dabbs said HART will have two tables at King Coal Days in July. L. Goodrich said one of the tables will be set up for kids to plant seeds in a glass container that the child can decorate. The other table will have gardening information. P. Goodrich suggested getting touch with Abby Perry. range specialist from the University of Wyoming extension program.

P. Goodrich said he could make planters and Dabbs said she could put plants in them for a raffle at King Coal.

The last order of business was to assign a work day.

“We don’t want to have it on a weekend that other activities are going on such as the Mountain Man Rendezvous,” P. Goodrich said.

The group decided to have it between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon on July 20.

The next regular scheduled HART meeting is at 5:30 p.m. on July 15 at the Hanna Market.


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