Horticulture Club Beautifies Neighborhood in Service Project Near Main Campus

Published 10.10.2014

Landscape/Plant Production
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Digging up hostas at Way's Garden are (from left) Daniel F. Clark, of Royersford; Emily M. Schmidt, of Muncy; and Kyle M. Richardson, of Hopewell, New Jersey. Clark and Richardson are enrolled in landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis; Schmidt is in the major's plant production emphasis.Members of the Sustainable Landscape Procedures and Practices class, who finished the job of trimming and mulching at the YMCA, gather on the facility's front steps.Seth W. Strickland (left), of Telford, and Elliot C. Redding, of Aspers, both majoring in landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis, work outside the "Y."Several members of the Horticulture Club participated in a community service project on Sept. 30, removing some perennials from Way’s Garden – a community landmark at West Fourth and Maynard streets – and transplanting them around the nearby YWCA at 815 W. Fourth St.  Way’s Garden has many hostas that they wanted to remove and YWCA officials were happy to receive them in their landscape. In addition, the Penn College students planted several other perennials and groundcover to help create a lower-maintenance landscape.
Photos by Carl J. Bower Jr., horticulture instructor and club adviser