PITTSTON — Several volunteers in Luzerne County helped plant thousands of seedlings for gardens to be put all over the Wyoming Valley.
The volunteers said the garden project is to teach people about the foods they eat, and to bring the community together.
It was a labor of love for several volunteers in Luzerne County.
They planted about 200,000 seeds into small and large containers, hoping to have the gardens planted in homes and businesses all over the Wyoming Valley.
“It’s amazing, I’ve never seen any project like this before all of the seeds are donated all the materials are donated,” said Lynn Romanowski of Forty Fort.
The garden project is sponsored by the group “One Perfect Harmony,” and donations of seeds have come in from as far away as California.
Once the seeds were planted in containers at Pittston area high school, the goal was to give away as many of the seedlings to first time gardeners.
That includes businesses and organizations that want to use their yards as a place to grow all natural, no chemical plants, fruits and vegetables.
“We’re going to have a festival where we deliver all the seedlings to first time gardeners. Hopefully we’ll get a lot who want to learn about gardening, who want to put a garden in their yard,” said Jeremy Connor from One Perfect Harmony.
The festival is scheduled for June 1st.
Until then, the group is looking for man power, volunteers, and plenty of gardeners!
“We need people to sign up for the gardens, and say that you like to start a garden on your land or in a container so that we can give these away,” said Beth Connor from One Perfect Harmony.
“This is a project that we’re hoping will help make the community more resilient, will help build friendships along the way, and will get some of the best food that is not available in supermarkets to the people in the Wyoming Valley,” said Connor.