Groundbreaking for a notable community garden in South Scranton will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.
The Garden of Cedar, located at 715 Cedar Avenue, Scranton, will host its groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday which will include the planting of an apple tree, the Garden’s symbolic feature, among other highlights. “The Garden of Cedar will be a unique public space that offers a fusion of urban agriculture, trailways, education, and art for residents of South Scranton as well as the Greater Scranton Area,” stated Frank Dubas, President of The Garden of Cedar.
Mr. Dubas established The Garden of Cedar Capital Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation in 2018 to support the capital projects needed for the creation and support for the Garden of Cedar in Scranton. During Fall 2020, utilities will be installed and hardscaping is expected to begin. Construction of walkways, raised bed planters, community gathering spaces, and additional features will commence in the spring of 2021. Completion is expected later next year.