– There was a new installation of a raised garden bed at the Armory Garden in Connellsville, and a water efficient irrigation system will be installed there shortly. This will be used to demonstrate water saving techniques in backyard gardens.
– The Armory garden is bursting with plant life, and a new rain barrel has been added for the extra hot summer. Okra and Raspberries were recently donated to the gardens, and throughout the year the majority of the success attributed to the rapid plant growth in these two garden locations was from local nurseries and community member’s generous donations.
– Because of the unpredictable weather, native wildflower seeds were re-planted on the fifteenth at the pre-school playground border near the Great Allegheny Trailhead going south towards Ohiopyle, and are now sprouting up quite nicely.
~ Joe Crumbley