Horticulture Students Beautify Way’s Garden During Yearly ‘Day of Service’

PLANET Day of Service

PLANET Day of Service

From left, Nathan A. Regan, Rachael E. Stafford and Nicholas D. Foreman clean up a Way's Garden bed in preparation for spring planting.

From left, Nathan A. Regan, Rachael E. Stafford and Nicholas D. Foreman clean up a Way’s Garden bed in preparation for spring planting.

Landscape/horticulture technology students and their instructor participated in the fifth annual PLANET Day of Service on Monday, observing Earth Day 2013 with seasonal cleanup at a city landmark. “We choose to do our service at Way’s Garden in Williamsport,” said Carl J. Bower, a faculty member in the School of Natural Resources Management and adviser to Penn College’s award-winning Horticulture Club. “Five students, plus myself, spent two hours weeding, pruning, planting and getting the garden ready for the spring.” Joining Bower (who provided the accompanying photo) were Tyler J. Fatzinger, of Catasaqua; Nicholas D. Foreman, of Rockwood; Christopher J. Ginter, of Yukon; Nathan A. Regan, of Williamsport; and Rachael E. Stafford, of Bernville. Ginter is a landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis student; the others are majoring in landscape/horticulture technology: landscape technology emphasis. PLANET – which sponsors the Day of Service as “an opportunity for landscape and lawn care companies to create volunteer projects that improve their communities” – is also known as the Professional Landcare Network, which accredits the college’s associate-degree landscape/horticulture technology majors.

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