Last year, the program produced more than 65,000 pounds of fresh food for food banks thanks to the work of nearly 5,000 volunteers.
By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources
SPOKANE, Wash. – Worms and rolly-pollies work great at getting kids interested in gardening, and digging for these critters in a box of dirt is a big hit.
By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PASCO, Wash. – Staff from the Pasco Lowe’s store built and installed nearly 100 community garden beds to help feed local families, and the Master Gardeners of Benton and Franklin counties recently saluted their efforts with the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
SPOKANE, Wash. – Apprentice beekeeper Bethe Bowman never thought she would care so deeply about the humble honey bee. Taking beekeeping classes through Washington State University Extension, she installed two buzzing backyard hives, each containing roughly 30,000 bees, this spring.