Community Garden receives award from PHS
Congratulations to GNPAL Program Director Ken Fennal and all the volunteers who help maintain the GNPAL Community Garden for receiving the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's (PHS) 2013 Community Greening Award.
The PHS evaluators visited 89 nominated sites and selected the Greater Norristown PAL Community Garden for the award.
The garden, in its fourth year, has grown and improved each year. The fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in it are all donated to the Salvation Army and the Family House Women's Shelter, both in Norristown.
This year's havest has included strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, pumpkins, carrots, radishes, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, eggplants, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and peppers. Basil, mint, cilantor and thyme were also grown this year with the fall harvest yet to come. The best part is knowing that the bountiful harvest is helping those in our community.
For more information, see the Times Herald article about the award by clicking here.
Below are pictures of some of the 2013 harvest.