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Calling all Gardeners! Volunteers Needed!

Posted: April 18, 2017

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County are looking for volunteers from the community to help with the construction of our new educational garden located at the Penn State Extension Office at 88 Chenango Street, Montrose. This is huge project and we would love for you to take part!
Breaking ground for new educational gardens at the Penn State Extension Office

Breaking ground for new educational gardens at the Penn State Extension Office

We will be building a series of educational gardens in the ‘greenway’ section of the parking lot. The plan is to have raised bed gardens that exemplify best management practices for erosion control using porous pavers, drip irrigation, having a shed with a green roof and other practices. These gardens will be used for public programming.

This garden will be open to the public year round, weather permitting and FREE! It will have free information available to the public as well as self-touring signage. Various growing techniques as well as various styles of raised beds or containers will be on display. It will be handicap accessible with even a few wheel chair height gardens. Many water conserving features will be installed as well as a living green roof will be displayed. It will be an outdoor classroom and new programs will be developed for youth, adults, and seniors!

The mission of the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program is to support Penn State Cooperative Extension by utilizing research-based information to educate the public on the best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.

Work on this garden will begin after Easter weekend. We are looking for all levels of skill and support in constructing a small retaining wall, framing, stacking, spreading gravel, fencing and laying pavers. If you are interested please call for more information or our work schedule. 570-278-1158 or email lkw17@psu.edu