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4-H Community Gardens Thriving!

Posted: July 24, 2013

The 4-H Community Gardens at Penn State Extension Office in Montrose are growing beautifully. The gardens are producing beets, squash, beans, corn, pumpkins, herbs, onions, peppers, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes as well as some perennial flowers.

We recently fenced in the back three traditional gardens to keep our resident ground hog and herd of deer from helping themselves to the garden’s bounty! Pictured here is our raised bed gardens, pizza garden and silt sock gardens, located in the lawn in the front of the office. The gardens were funded by a generous grant from the Montrose Rotary Club. It is Penn State Extension’s mission to use these gardens as a teaching tool for the community. The garden’s produce will be shared with the Food Bank and the Senior Citizen’s Home in Montrose. Feel free to stop in and tour the gardens, help weed or just for a chat! They are open every Friday from 11-2