Rees & Sumach Community Garden plots available for all applicants

Fifteen spaces remain in the soon-to-launch Rees & Sumach Community Garden.

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WALLA WALLA -- Anyone turning in a completed application, including the $40 plot fee, by Dec. 28 will be given priority in the assignment of plots in the Rees & Sumach Community Garden.

With 30 plots total and 15 applications received, the garden is now accepting applications from people throughout the community.

The garden, sponsored by the North Main Area Neighborhood Association, is at the corner of Rees and Sumach streets on land donated by Whitman College, and will feature 10-foot-by-20-foot plots and several common areas.

Applications should be sent to Rees & Sumach Garden at PO Box 1222, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Remaining plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on availability, more than one plot may be assigned to a gardener. Gardeners should be able to access their plots by March 15.

Free gardening classes will be offered beginning in January, along with access to a listserve for sharing gardening questions and information.

Community members and sponsors are also needed to help develop the common areas of the garden, and to provide startup resources and ongoing support for the project.

The garden's Web site, www.reesandsumach.blogspot.com, has application forms, membership & sponsorship information, garden rules in English & Spanish, garden needs, and links to other gardens and groups.

For more information, call Bob Biles at 525-7139 or Dan Clark at 522-0399 or e-mail north.main@charter.net.

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