|Haxtun Conservation District hosts annual camp in Holyoke|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Twenty-four students from Holyoke, Haxtun, Sedgwick, Julesburg and Brule, Neb., attended the 8th Annual Haxtun Conservation Camp Tuesday and Wednesday, June 3-4 at the Phillips County Event Center and Homesteader Park in Holyoke. The grade school aged campers learned about soil health, earthworms, composting and other valuable information related to healthy garden soils.
Haxtun Conservation Camp attendees, pictured clockwise from bottom left, Mallory Hanes, Austin Hanes, Diego Jimenez, Madysen Powell, Grace Hubbard and Colton Moorhead make and decorate a concrete stepping stone for their home gardens last week.
District manager Denise Swanson explained companion crops, which are plants that grow well next to each other and those that do not. Also included were pollinator plants which produce flowers that attract bees for pollination. Each student planted a hanging basket containing a variety of companion plants which they took home.
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