SPOKANE, Wash. -

A group of college students pitched in last week to help get a community garden growing for the season in southwest Spokane.

The 18,000-square-foot plot uses the latest techniques in vegetable and berry farming to provide produce to low-income residents in the city.

Their partner is Washington State University Extension, which this week is celebrating its 100th year of providing research and assistance to Spokane and other counties in the state.