Geese in the garden…

Wanting to keep things natural and stay away from pesticides, Elizabeth Robinson Wiley is helping out the Community Gardens in Rangely with organic control. A gaggle of geese is being utilized at the gardens to keep things as nature has made them.

Rangely Community Gardens wraps up fruitful season

From left: Kasen Aguirre, Jackson Aguirre, Matthew Morgan and Grady Aguirre haul a cartload of pumpkins during the Rangely Community Gardens’ October pumpkin giveaway. More than 800 pumpkins were given away free during the event.

RANGELY I The Rangely Community Gardens wrapped up a diverse and fruitful season this month with its annual pumpkin giveaway to all children in Rangely and Dinosaur.

Rangely Community Gardens gears up for next growing season

Children’s Gardens participants Braden Lucas and Susie Gillard harvested green tomatoes last fall. The Gardens is gearing up for a variety of children’s activities this spring and summer, with all community children welcome to attend.

RANGELY I If this spring is any indication, Rangely Community Gardens organizers will continue building on a sturdy foundation of gardening and community involvement.

Williams Pipeline’s Day of Caring helps Rangely Community Gardens

A crew from Williams Pipeline made major additions to the Rangely Community Gardens during its annual Day of Caring on March 31. From left to right are: Caleb Wiley, Lehi Smith, Deejay Chivers, Lori Lazarus, Steve Mahler, Rhet Tinker, Tyson Hacking, Kenny Fuller, Micky Kiever, Robert Baughman and Kevin Keel. Kneeling, from left, are: Joe Kerksieck, Otis Wiley and Zane Wiley.

RANGELY I Last summer, 9-year-old Adywen Meeks grew her first vegetables and flowers in a four-by-four foot plot at Rangely Children’s Garden.

Rangely Community Gardens ends season by giving away 550 whole pumpkins


RANGELY I The Rangely Community Gardens finished its 2014 season by handing out more than 550 pumpkins to children and community members before Halloween. Since the Gardens’ inception in 2011, organizer Sharon Stewart has held fast to the idea of growing pumpkins for kids. Part of the reason was nostalgia.

Young gardeners enjoy autumn…


Children are invited to the Rangely Community Gardens’ free Kids Harvest Garden Club on Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m., when they engage in a variety of interactive and imaginative activities like scarecrow building.

Bird or moth…

It might just be an imposter, but cruising through Rangely’s sunflowers on Saturday evening was what looked at first glance to be uniquely marked hummingbird. It turned out to be a hummingbird moth, complete with a double set of wings. The insects have been spotted recently around Rangely’s gardens.

Plenty of growing season ahead at Rangely Community Gardens

The Rangely Community Gardens’ newest component is its children’s garden, including a sunflower circle, bean fort and more. Above, Grace Noyes and Caleb Wiley give a watermelon plant a new home. Full-size and kid’s plots are still available, along with volunteer opportunities in the community, botanical and children’s gardens.

RBC I Sure, it’s July, which to some feels like summer is half over. Strictly speaking, however, the gardening season is still young, which leaves plenty of time to join Rangely Community Gardens many activities.

Hatch honored by town for garden work…


Former Rangely Community Gardens president and current garden consultant Lisa Hatch, right, accepts a plaque from the Town of Rangely and the Community Gardens honoring her role in initiating and expanding the garden project over the last several years.

Harvest Bowls Fest popular, raises $7K for organizations

Volunteers served up fresh-baked bread along with three homemade soups made from locally harvested vegetables and meat at Thursday’s Harvest Bowls Festival in Rangely. The event raised more than $7,500 for four local organizations and global relief organization Help One Now.

RANGELY I Rangely’s first Harvest Bowls Festival drew approximately 200 people to Rangely Community Gardens on Thursday, netting more than $7,000 for four local non-profit groups and one global relief organization.

Community Gardens…

Though it may not look like much is going on above ground, the Rangely Community Gardens areas and family plots have been planted and are beginning to show signs of growth.

Community gardens…

phRG Comm Gardens BBQ

Brecken McElhaney, left, smiles with his mom, Christy, and brother Brody during the Rangely Community Gardens’ third annual fundraiser barbecue in front of Rangely True Value on Saturday, netting roughly $400 that will be used to extend the gardens’ water line.