COLLEGE PLACE -- Walla Walla University has gone green with a new attraction popular among students and staff alike -- a community fresh-food garden.
Jimmy Wilhelm, senior history major, started the project last school year and heads the committee that runs the garden. The little campus oasis is across the street from Birch Sreet Apartments.
The 10-by-20-foot plots cost $40 per year to manage. Currently there are 10 to 12 plots available. Most of the garden has been rototilled.
University staff and faculty will receive a 50 percent discount on plot rentals.
People may grow whatever they like (that's legal and non-toxic), and may only harvest their own food unless they receive permission from others. The garden is open year-round.
More information on plot rentals is on WWU's Community Garden Facebook page.
Emily Sunken is a senior mass communications major at Walla Walla University