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Greenhouse Seminars – 2019 will be another exciting year for Sandyvale Memorial Gardens & Conservancy and its community garden initiative.  The newly constructed and outfitted greenhouse, donated by the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, was reconstructed at Sandyvale with the help of funding through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Community Initiatives Fund, a Keep American Beautiful/Lowes grant and Lee Initiatives grant.  This spring the greenhouse will again provide vegetable plants for the Johnstown Schoolyard Gardens and the neighborhood community gardens within the City.  In addition, leafy vegetables and herbs will be grown in the hydroponic system, and tomatoes, vining vegetables and flowers will also be produced through a poly bag growing system and harvested throughout the summer and distributed to numerous non-profit agencies and local soup kitchens who provide meals to the needy in the community.

An educational seminar will be offered at the greenhouse on Saturday, April 20th, 2019.  The seminar will be presented by The Garden Club of Johnstown on two topics:

Part I:  Kokodama – Japanese bonsai plant wrapped in mulch and moss.

Part II:  Creating a Live Arrangement/Centerpiece – using oasis and other materials.

 This workshop is good for beginners and will provide two live specimens to take home for an Easter/Spring centerpiece for Easter weekend.

The session provides designs with real plant material, which results in take-home projects.  The fee is $20 per person and the seminar/workshop will run approximately two hours from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Hands-on-learning opportunities will be provided and refreshments will be served at each session.  

Bring a cap and sunglasses on sunny days and a folding chair if you wish, wooden benches are provided for seating.


Seminar #1 – Kokodama and Creating a Live Arrangement/Centerpiece

Seminar #2 – Topic and Date to be announced

(The PayPal credit card system will accept your MasterCard or Visa payments.)

 Class size is limited to 30 seats per session.  For more information  email:

(Bring a cap and sunglasses on sunny days and a folding chair if you wish, wooden benches are available.)



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