WPC Announces Spring Flower Planting Sessions Across 20 Counties in 140 gardens

Mon, May 16th 2011, 11:54. Filed under News Releases.

Who: Over 12,000 volunteers from Western Pennsylvania will come together at 140 area floral gardens during the spring planting season for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s community flower garden program.

What: Thousands of volunteers with shovels, buckets and garden gloves will be digging in soil and planting twenty-two different types of annual flowers. Planted each spring, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s community gardens have become a signature feature of our region, captivating residents and visitors throughout the growing season.

WPC’s community gardens are seen more than five million times a day. Each year, volunteers plant more than 200,000 flowers.

When: Plantings will take place during May and June; all planting events begin at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted in the web link below.

Where: The community gardens are located in 20 Western Pennsylvania counties. Visit http://www.paconserve.org/229 to find specific dates and locations.

Contact: Eric Sloss
Director of Communications
(412) 586-2358
(412) 480-7246 cell

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductable as allowed by law.