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Learning trails and gardens

June 15, 2016 - Barb Barrett
Here is an interesting fact - the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center reports that the total residential weight of electronics equipment and devices inclulding tube tv’s for the year is 1 billion pounds. They say “this is the equivalent weight of approximately 3,473 Statue of Liberty monuments.” This past week there was lots to do and see in the tri-town area. There was so much going on that I had to pick and choose. This is a nice feeling, living in a small town and a more rural part of the county, knowing there are lots of fun family activities. Soon the fair will be here too. I began the week with the Hughesville carnival, an antique parade that was endless on Wednesday, a story hour at the Hughesville Library and finally a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Sensory Garden at the County Farm. The Master Gardeners and county officials came together for a very worthwile project that we can all enjoy at our leisure. I saw people of all ages and abillites taking part in the many sections divided up into a relaxing, most rewarding outdoor moment. With plenty of donations and financial help from the county, Christine Doward from Muncy and many others in the area worked on making this dream come true. While I was there, I also discovered the “Conservation Learning Trail” constructed through the Lycoming County Conservation District on the same premises as the “Sensory Garden.” It loops around 1.2 miles along the working farm fields owned by county. It is educational with markers and interpretive panels, all in a natural setting, and best of all, it is open all year long from dusk to dawn.


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