Roland-Story FFA members Max Halstead, Matthew Hougland, Madison Friest and Lindsey Larson recently began planting apple and pear trees at the FFA community garden.

The FFA community garden has been in existence for the past three years at WinField Solutions in Story City. The garden is expanding this year to begin an orchard and perennial plantings, as well as to begin with a pollinator garden and bee hives.

In the past three years, the garden has produced in excess of 8 tons of fresh produce that is all donated to the local food pantry in Story City.

A special “thank you” goes out to Mike Jensen for making arrangements to have the holes dug for the trees being planted.