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Volume 2 October, 2011

United Tribes to dedicate new campus garden
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Dragonfly Garden Orchard for United TribesNorth Dakota: Last month, the United Tribes Technical College dedicated its new on-campus Dragonfly Garden. The 5-acre plot is a community demonstration and research garden.

Dragonfly Garden won 54 fruit free trees in the online voting contest, "Communities Take Root." Dreyer's/Edy's Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation donated the trees and shrubs. All are varieties suited to growing conditions in south central North Dakota.

The purpose is to encourage good health with locally grown fresh fruit. Pat Aune, United Tribes Land Grant Programs director, said the fresh fruit can be expected to be harvested in two or three years.

Dragonfly Garden was proposed by Tom Kalb, NDSU Regional Extension horticulturist. The joint UTTC/NDSU effort aligns with Native American culture and heritage and serves as an experimental plot.

This year, more than 400 rose bushes were installed by Kalb and youngsters in the United Tribes Junior Master Gardener Program. With 140 different varieties, Dragonfly Garden has the largest number of different rose bushes in one location in North Dakota. The plots are arranged in a circular pattern symbolic of the Native American Medicine Wheel.

Dragonfly Garden is open to the community, Kalb said. Kalb and Aune are coordinators of the garden.

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