Quay County Sun
The ground under Ed Perea's feet at Turner and Seventh streets doesn't look like much.
But with a sweep of his hand, Perera points out the long horizontal space on the 100 x 50 foot lot where he envisions lush tomatoes and other vegetables ripening in the sun.
"It'll be called the 'Tucumcari Garden Club,' a place where people can come and plant things in the community garden," Perea said.
Gardeners can plant and tend their own small sections in the lot, he said.
Perea and Fran Tollette approached the Tucumcari City Comission at last week's meeting for assistance. They asked if the city could help them with reduced water rates for the garden.
The city commission did not say yea or nay. They said they would investigate the costs.
City Manager Bobbye Rose said Friday they are still looking into it.
Meanwhile, Perea is seeking grants to assist with a watering system for the garden.
Tollette said, “I think the committment is there in the community.”