Schoolhouse Center Volunteer Gardeners Brighten Their Corner
Schoolhouse Center Volunteer Gardeners Brighten Their CornerThree years ago the garden at Schoolhouse Center did not exist. In fact, the land around the Center could have been described as unattractive. In the spring of 2010, a group of five volunteers led by Pat Kowalski, decided to enhance the corner property with flowers and shrubs
“Our plan began with a meeting with a Master Gardener from Penn State Extension to gather advice on plant selection,” Pat relates. “There are a lot of trees around Schoolhouse, so we needed to know which perennials thrive in shade.”
It took about three years of watering, feeding and weeding before it all came together. Today Schoolhouse’s grounds abound with a variety of plants and flowers all thanks to volunteers like Suh-Fu Chung, Susan Schriver, Ruth Feeley, Alice Spicer, Charlotte Hagopian, George Kleohs, JoAnn Murray and Dorothy Rossi.
The volunteers derive great satisfaction from making things grow.
“It is a rewarding experience watching a garden come together from scratch,” explains Pat. “The beautification has made a great impact on the center. Center members and staff often comment that the addition of the garden provides a more inviting atmosphere. By beautifying the Schoolhouse corner, we provide an All Seasons Garden for the community to enjoy. ”
For information, contact the Schoolhouse Senior Center at (610) 237-8100.