Pasco planning a community garden

PASCO, Wash. -- Community gardens have seen success in Kennewick and Richland, and one will now be coming to Pasco.

It will be placed by Kurtzman Park in east Pasco, located off Alton Street and Wehe Avenue. The city says people have been asking for a community garden for years. This one will include 15 raised bed plots.

Benton-Franklin Head Start is spearheading the program and applying for the necessary grants to pay for it.

"It's something that brings people together in communities, and it's healthy, they're outside, they're working together and they have to work together to make it work, to get the veggies side of the garden," said Head Start program director Sue Arnoldus.

There is no timetable for the community garden to be installed. Pasco expects to put it in as a one-year trial initially.