Grab your spade and gardening gloves! The Friends of Pine Cone Park in Mt. Lebanon are hosting a Talk and Weed event at the park at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 12. Yes, you read that right.
The event will include an informal talk about the meadow by Penn State Master Gardener MaryAnn Banks, who will also share the steps involved in seeding, establishing and maintaining the one-acre park at the corner of Sunset Drive and Parkside Avenue in Sunset Hills. While you’re there, you will be asked to put on your gloves and help weed.
We told you all about the transformation of this tiny park in a Mt. Lebanon Magazine story last year. In 2022, volunteers worked in conjunction with the parks advisory board, public works department and Eagle Scout candidate Eli Ober to replant trees that were lost to disease and plant a meadow in the park.
Pine Cone Park, one of Mt. Lebanon’s oldest parks, celebrated its centennial in summer 2022.
“If you cannot join on the 12th, do drive by. It is a site to behold,” said Rob Mackey, Friends of Pine Cone Park.