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Greenhouse Seminars – 2018 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 series of four seminars will begin at the greenhouse on March 17th, 2018.  The first seminar will be presented by The Garden Club of Johnstown on Pollinator Gardening.  The next three seminars will be held by Ron McIntosh, host of the former “Green Grower” gardening program on WJAC-TV6.  Ron is also the owner of “Green Grower Grown Organic Produce.” 

Each session provides suggestions and designs with real plant material, which often results in take-home projects.  The fee is $15 per person per seminar and each seminar 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 – Pollinator Gardening – March 17th

Seminar #2 – Create Living Art – Topiaries, Standards & Bonsai – March 24th

Seminar #3 – Organic Gardening 101 – April 7th

Seminar #4 – Adding Seasonal Color To Your Landscape – April 21st

(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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