Growing HART

Hanna Agricultural Resource Team discusses ideas for outreach


October 9, 2019

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Hanna Market.

The first part of the meeting had Abby Perry from the University of Wyoming extension program in agriculture speak. She told the HART attendees that at 8 a.m. on Oct. 3 at the Hanna Recreation Center, there would be a symposium on gardening and beekeeping. There would also be a demonstration on how to create a worm bed. Perry said this was being put on by the Medicine Bow Conservation District. Perry said the cost was $5.00.

When Perry concluded speaking, Chairman Perry Goodrich said he was asking HART volunteers to help with a cleanup that Sinclair was doing around the refinery on Oct. 13.

He said on the weekend of Sept. 28, HART would be getting the town garden ready for winter. The group acknowledged there was still some plants producing, so the garden would not be closed.

Linda Goodrich, secretary for HART, said she had approached the Hanna Recreation Center director Vivian Gonzales about merging the HART Christmas party with the recreation center’s holiday party.

“She loved the idea of a Christmas caroling hayride,” L. Goodrich said. “The date will be Dec. 6.”

There was discussion about being in the parade.

“I think it would be a good idea to be involved with the parade. It gives us more exposure to the town folk,” P. Goodrich said. “Next question is do we want a booth at the craft fair that is happening on the same day?”

It was agreed to get a table at the Christmas bazaar.

“We had success at the last craft show, so I think we should do it again,” P. Goodrich have. “We can do a raffle and a few items for a silent auction.”

Ellen Freeman and L. Goodrich both said that the table should have some sort of focus on children.

“Making gingerbread houses were fun, but messy,” Dabbs said. “But we should do something for the children.”

The next item on the agenda was getting flowers gathered for the Hanna Basin Museum tea garden. HART had volunteered to create a garden that will be a replica of the tea gardens that were famous in the town at the turn of the last century. The garden will be on the museum grounds near the Miner Cottage.

“We need Lily of the Valley, irises, daffodils, tulips, hollyhocks and sweet peas,” L. Goodrich said. “And Nancy (Anderson) wants the old sweet pea. She was very specific on that. Nancy already has the lilac trees.”

Anderson is a board member on the Hanna Basin Museum.

P. Goodrich said a walk thru at the museum grounds on Sept. 28 should occur to map out the tea garden.

L. Goodrich said she wanted to keep a list of plant donors for a plaque that would be next to the garden.

The meeting adjourned at 7 p.m.

The next scheduled meeting is at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Hanna Market.


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