Planting Flowers, Picking Weeds, and Hunting Potato Bugs

Bemidji EAPCers spent an afternoon at the Bemidji Community Food Shelf garden planting flowers, mowing the grass, pulling weeds, getting rid of potato bugs, and learning about food access issues and what the community is doing to fight hunger. Dorothy, the Food Shelf Farm Manager, also shared her knowledge on gardening skills and sustainable gardening techniques.

“Thank you to every one that came to the farm and worked. I enjoyed working with you. You all did an excellent job.” —Dorothy Barnes, Farm Manager

L to R: Mike Fogarty, Jim Stocke, Lauren Flier, Cory Vaughn, Melanie Schmidt, Jolene Kerr, Jerry Vaughn
Mighty Potato Bug Hunter MIke
Mighty Potato Bug Hunter Cory
Lauren’s got worms
Dorothy giving the volunteers a tour

This was a great opportunity for us to spend some time together outside of the office setting and give back to the community that we all live in. We need to take time from our busy schedules to assist those entities that rely on volunteer activities to provide much needed services in our communities.”
—Cory Vaughn, Bemidji Office Manager