Summertime is a great time for vacations, outside recreation,
and tending to gardens, waiting for the harvest, abundant with
vegetables. I thought I would take the time to share a picture
of your $35,000 Community Garden so you can see the progress.
This was the brainchild of former Chairman of the Board of
Supervisors Ken Miller, placing it in an area that was
stockpiled with fill and anything else other than topsoil. The
ground is anything but fertile (except for weeds). According
to the Township, 23 plots are rented.
In fairness, this picture is about a month old. Even after my
email (10 May and 13 May, 2016) about joining the garden,
still no takers. West Vincent even has a 2 for 1 deal going
on. How much better can it get? Yet nothing. I guess they
could throw in a gardener for you so that it is maintained
properly. But alas, that isn't going to happen. There are
those in the West Vincent administration such as Bill Dietrich
(Planning Commission & Park and Recreation member) and
Sara Shick (Planning Commission member) that are repeatedly
insistent that public water MUST be made available to this
operation. A cost approximated at $10,000 plus ongoing
consumption charges, all to be shouldered by the taxpayers.
Sadly, this picture simply shows the best thing growing is
weeds. When this picture was taken, the thistle (a noxious
weed as classified by Pennsylvania, https://plants.usda.gov/java/noxious?rptType=State&statefips=42)
was well into bloom, and growing with vigor. I assume the
Township never put any requirements on the renters on
maintaining the property, or it wouldn't look the way it does.
Well, if you need some milkweed or thistle, stop by and pick
it. You paid for it. Better yet, just wait, it's seeds will
drift over to your yard soon enough.
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