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Love to garden? Become a garden steward for a community garden

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ORGANIZATION: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 62 people are interested

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has 132 community gardens in and around Western Pa, they are all planted and cared for by volunteers.

Our gardens range in size from small beds to large and dramatic plantings. We plant at schools, in neighborhoods, along busy highways, in business districts, at bridges and other landmarks or gateways in our region. We plant gardens in 20 counties.

Each garden has a Garden Steward who tends the garden once it is planted and keeps it looking beautiful throughout the growing season. Gardens are planted on public land. All projects are partnerships among local community groups, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the local municipality. We also welcome volunteers throughout the summer to help care for the gardens and provide extra care through weeding and other maintenance.

We are always looking for new Garden Stewards to help tend gardens during the growing season. Most Stewards visit their gardens once a week for watering and weeding. Some larger gardens have groups that tend them as part of their organizational activities.

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About Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Location:

800 Waterfront Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, US

Mission Statement

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy protects and restores exceptional places to provide our region with clean waters and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas for the benefit of present and future generations. The Conservancy creates green spaces and gardens, contributing to the vitality of our cities and towns, and preserves Fallingwater, a symbol of people living in harmony with nature.

Description

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the region’s exceptional natural places.

WPC also maintains and operates the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.

WPC relies on its members and volunteers to help conserve, protect, and beautify our natural places for generations to come.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

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WHERE

Community Gardens (locations vary)Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(40.44753,-79.9934)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • garden stewards tend the garden 2-4 hours a week

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