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Pennsylvania American Water, Grow Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Plant Fruit Trees in Mt. Oliver, Pa., Garden
WHAT: Pennsylvania American Water, Grow Pittsburgh and a group of neighbors, together with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, will plant 10 fruit trees, including peach, plum and apple in an “orchard” section of the Mount Oliver Borough community garden. This new garden is a project of the borough, Grow Pittsburgh and the Conservancy through the “Allegheny Grows” project with the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development.
WHEN: Friday, June 13, 1 p.m.
WHERE: The garden is located at the end of Griffin Street in Mt. Oliver Borough.
WHO: Pennsylvania American Water employees, staff from the Conservancy’s Community Gardens and Greenspace program, Grow Pittsburgh representatives and Mt. Oliver residents.
WHY: Pennsylvania American Water, which has sponsored many of the Conservancy’s community gardens for more than ten years, has extended its philanthropy work to Mt. Oliver Borough, where a company meter shop is located.
The borough, working with Grow Pittsburgh and the Conservancy, is in the midst of creating a community vegetable garden, which will include an orchard area with fruit trees and blackberry and raspberry bushes.
WPC partnered last year with about 12,600 volunteers and dozens of community organizations and businesses to plant, maintain and support 130 gardens and greening projects in 20 Western Pennsylvania counties. The Conservancy has worked to beautify and green Downtown Pittsburgh through hanging baskets, several flower gardens and nearly 500 planters.
An interactive map of all of WPC’s work can be found here: www.waterlandlife.org/map.
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