|From What? Carrots?|
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
|Same pumpkin on 7/12/2011|
Sunday, July 10, 2011
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Friday, July 8, 2011
|Youth Leadership Coordinators, Zach, Alora and Alicia|
The small 1/3 acre plot of land at 119 Davis Avenue in Bellvue, Pa has a long history, dating back to the early 1900s when Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni first began to garden at the site. As a mother of 5 children in the midst of the Great Depression, Rosalinda worked the land tirelessly year round to produce an abundance of fruits and vegetables that her children sold to the neighbors in town. The money earned from selling the produce helped not only to pay the bills but also to send all the children to college.
After the death of Mrs. Sirianni, the plot remained vacant for many years until in 2008 when Rosalinda’s daughter, Teresa Ameilo, donated the land to North Hills Community Outreach with the idea that a garden could once again be created, in her mothers memory, and all the organic fruits and vegetables produced by the garden could be donated to the NHCO food pantries.
With the help of eagle scout, Wade Cupcheck, and over a hundred dedicated volunteers, the land was cleared, a shed and fence were built, and the seeds were planted. Today, just a few months later, the Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Memorial Garden, is flourishing beyond belief. The plants are producing more than ever expected, thanks to the excellent soil condition. Each week, the food pantries in Allison Park and Bellvue are stocked with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to go around. The countless hours of hard work by dedicated volunteers and staff has certainly paid off. We are thrilled to see the garden doing so well and look forward to further success in years to come.