Greenhouse Seminars – 2024 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 greenhouse 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.
Sandyvale’s annual spring educational seminars for the community will be offered at the greenhouse beginning on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 with our annual “Plug Fest” event.
The 2024 Seminar Schedule will be: