The WSU Extension Master Gardeners and Second Harvest is helping low-income and disadvantaged people in Benton and Franklin counties with its “Build A Bed To Feed A Family” program.
The Master Gardeners and sponsoring organizations will partner to build 50 garden beds. Up to $200 in gardening materials, supplies and tools will be provided for each bed.
Organizations interested in sponsoring new gardens and gardeners should complete and return an application by Aug. 31. Those selected will be contacted by Sept. 30.
United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties has awarded a $10,000 grant through Second Harvest to the Master Gardeners to pay for the program through June 30.
Small community gardens near gardener’s homes are preferred. Proposals to build garden beds at individual homes will be considered, but proposals from individual gardeners are not eligible.