Greenhouse Seminars – 2020 will be another exciting year for Sandyvale Memorial Gardens & Conservancy and its community garden initiative. The working 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, vineing 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.
Sandyvale will be partnering with Penn Highlands Community College in the spring for use of the greenhouse as a lab for the new Alternative Agriculture Program being offered by Penn Highlands.
In addition, Sandyvale’s annual educational seminars for the community will be offered at the greenhouse beginning on Saturday, March 28th, 2020.
The 2020 Seminar Schedule will be: