In October 2017, Nature's Corner began selling Porcelain Doll Pink Pumpkins with the proceeds going to Circle of Hope in Dodge City for breast cancer research.

Recently Nature's Corner made the donation to Circle of Hope in the amount of $250.

"We donated all of the profits from the sale," Nature's Corner owner Ann Torrey said. "When we announced what we were doing with the pumpkins, we had people come to specifically buy them to be able to donate to Circle of Hope."

Circle of Hope is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1992 to support people diagnosed with cancer on a local basis.

Along with donations received by members of the community, Circle of Hope also gets assistance from the community fund.

The pink pumpkins for cancer research is from the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation out of Rocky Ford, Colorado.

The foundation is non-profit 501(C)(3) that assist US growers donate a percentage of sales for each Porcelain Doll pumpkin to organizations supporting breast cancer research, according to their website.

Torrey also said that plots for the Community Garden are now available.

The plots are located at Division Street near the youth complex baseball field behind the Holiday Inn Express and the other is at the Dodge City Community College on the northwest part of campus near the maintenance building.

"The cost is minimal," Torrey said. "There is a deposit fee for first-time growers. The deposit will be returned at the end of the season as long as growers maintain their plots and keep their weeds low and clear their plot completely in the fall."

Plots at the Division Street location are 15-by-15 with the DCCC plots varying up to 20-by-40 in size.

"The water is free," Torrey said. "The first plant started in 2006 and the city and college have been great with donating the land for the use for people to grow their own food.

"Its a community partnership and is a great community project."

To apply for a community garden plot visit Torrey at Nature’s Corner at 11192 Kliesen St. in Dodge City.

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