West Pittston takes pride in the fact that by 1909 the borough had become known as the Garden Village. So how could any plan for the
“Garden Village” be complete without gardens?
Our goal is to transform some of the abandoned, condemned and buyout properties into community gardens, making 21st Century West Pittston
the “Gardening Village.”
What is a
Very simply, it is any piece of land gardened by a group of people. It can be urban, suburban, or rural. It can grow flowers, vegetables, herbs or a combination thereof. It can be one community plot, or can be many individual plots. According to the American Community Garden Association (ACGA), community gardens provide a catalyst for neighborhood and community development; beautify neighborhoods, conserve resources; create opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education; reduce crime; and preserve green space.
225 Race Street -- September 5, 2014
West Pittston Tomorrow is very excited to announce that plans are FINALLY coming together to open a Community Garden in the coming weeks. After years of waiting we now have clearance to re-purpose one of the many vacant FEMA buy-out lots and look forward to transforming this empty space into a beautiful and valuable community asset.
Plots will be available for reservation on a first come first serve basis. 3 different sizes will be offered at a nominal fee. More details will be shared here as they become available and posted on our web site as well.
Be sure to stop by the WPT booth at the Cherry Blossom Festival. The Garden Committee (and WPT members) will be answering questions and sharing lots of information on our plans.
Hope to see you there!
WP Tomorrow Community Garden