Western Pennsylvania Conservancy seeks community gardeners

Volunteers are needed for Saturday, May 12. Willing workers are needed to help plant flowers at the community gardens near Burger King and the Tyrone American Legion.
Adults over 18 and children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Please bring gloves and a planting trowel if you have them, and a kneeling pad if needed.
The gardens are maintained by sponsors, and flowers are donated by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Throughout May, thousands of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy volunteers will be making a visible difference in their neighborhoods by planting vibrant community gardens. The community gardens are part of an ongoing partnership between Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and local community residents in 19 western Pennsylvania counties. The goal of the WPC community garden projects is to enhance and beautify all types of communities by partnering with local residents, the people who can truly make a difference.
WPC’s community gardens have become a signature image of the western Pennsylvania landscape. Appearing in many varied locations with many different configurations, the gardens provide a backdrop and enhancement for other cultural and civic assets. The gardens also serve as a hallmark of the region’s beautiful landscape and quality of life.
Using PennDOT statistics, WPC’s community gardens are seen by motorists an estimated 3.5 million times a day. Each year, more than 200,000 flowers are planted by volunteers—enough to make a flowerbed stretching from Pittsburgh to the West Virginia border.
Each year, WPC partners with 4,000 volunteers and dozens of community organizations and businesses to plant, maintain and support 140 gardens in 19 western Pennsylvania counties.