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Organic Farm Meeting

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - The Department of Natural Resources is exploring the idea of developing an organic farm on school trust property in West Richland.

The project is designed to provide funding to build public schools. An organic farm, as you may know, means crops are grown without the help of pesticides, sewage fertilizer or any kind of genetic engineering. And that's what the DNR is wanting to develop in West Richland.

Off of 62nd Avenue and just to the side of Tapteal School is a field full of nothing else but tumble weeds. Neighbors across the street battle those tumble weeds every time the wind blows. Some of the residents KNDU talked to said an organic farm could be a great replacement.

"I don't know much about the organic farm, but it's gotta be better than tumble weeds," said Ken Tucker.  

"It would be interesting to see the organic process over there, so I'm all for it," said Jackie Tucker.   

If you would also like to comment on the Organic Farm Project, there is an open meeting Wednesday night, January 10th. It's from 6 to 8 p.m.

In the Benton Rural Electric Office Community Room. The DNR will present the plans for the farm and let you know how it will benefit the schools, water rights, and West Richland's tax revenues.