Penn College Horticulture Club Polishes Community Gem

Instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. (in hat); Dorland Miller, president of the Lose Community Garden (left); and Seth J. Wyncoll, a landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis major from Kempton; clear twigs and other debris from a city landmark.

Instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. (in hat); Dorland Miller, president of the Lose Community Garden (left); and Seth J. Wyncoll, a landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis major from Kempton; clear twigs and other debris from a city landmark.

Visible beyond the in-ground signage along Maynard Street, volunteers beautify the legacy of J. Roman Way.

Visible beyond the in-ground signage along Maynard Street, volunteers beautify the legacy of J. Roman Way.

Filling hayracks with coco liner and potting soil in preparation for annuals are landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis students Nathan J. Gennaria, of Bloomsburg (left), and Kyle N. Johnson, of Liverpool.

Filling hayracks with coco liner and potting soil in preparation for annuals are landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis students Nathan J. Gennaria, of Bloomsburg (left), and Kyle N. Johnson, of Liverpool.

Making a timely visit to Way’s Garden, the faculty adviser and several members of Penn College’s Horticulture Club spent Earth Day afternoon helping to beautify a municipal oasis at West Fourth and Maynard streets. Wielding rakes, pushing wheelbarrows and toting trash cans, the students and horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. – along with Bob Esposito, president of the Way’s Garden Commission, and community gardener Dorland Miller – helped clear a winter’s worth of fallout and get the neighborhood jewel ready for spring planting. Just a few blocks from Penn College, which is in the midst of a Centennial celebration, Way’s Garden is marking its own 100th anniversary this year. (The park’s actual birthday was in 2013, but an unofficial observance will kick off May 31 with a public unveiling of plans for a grand restoration.)

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