Ground Works-Midwest

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

This week kids in Sioux Falls are planting seeds and sprouts in four raised garden beds next to a parking lot. A few days ago, we brought you a conversation from Ground Works-Midwest about teaching gardens. Volunteers have now constructed more places for food to grow.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... May 15, 2017 Show 093 Hour 1

If you relaxed with a cold drink this week after a long day of work outside, you might have reached for a locally brewed craft beer. The industry is growing in South Dakota, with more consumers seeking out local offerings. For American Craft Beer Week, we're joined by some of the region's top brewers ... Ermin Husidic from Miner Brewing Company in Hill City and Ricardo Tarabelsi from Fernson Brewing Company in Sioux Falls.

Ground Works Midwest-Planting-Gardening
Erin Mairose

 Teaching gardens throughout the state are getting kids shoveling dirt, planting seeds, and tending produce. 

At Hayward Elementary school in Sioux Falls, about 650 kids take turns ranking weeds and planting tomatoes in raised beds outside the school. Each of the beds has a theme. One is called the “monarch mania” bed filled with plants to attract butterflies. Another is the “salad bar” that has lettuce, spinach, kale and different greens.