‘Seeds of Change’ to take root in Jeannette

TribLive.com – Overgrown brush and a dilapidated two-story building in the heart of Jeannette's downtown will soon become a community garden for budding green thumbs.

The two rectangular lots next to each other at Clay Avenue and Seventh Street will be transformed into “The Seeds of Change” garden through grants and the work of residents.

“We thought it was appealing because of the walkability,” said Diana Reitz, Jeannette's director of community development. “It's bringing pride back into the community. You are taking ownership of a piece of the town.”

Numerous community groups and Westmoreland County agencies are collaborating to clean the site, demolish the building and create the garden with grant funding. Work to clear the area will start Saturday and continue through the winter.

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