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Schenectady New York - City of Schenectady Announces Completion of New Facility at Central Park Greenhouse 20 May 2022 ( news )
Schenectady , state New York ( By Press Release office)
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Annual Plant Sale Scheduled for Friday , May 20
and Saturday , May 21
Today the City of Schenectady
announced the completion of a new storage facility at the Sustainable Living Center in Schenectady’s Central Park . Mayor Gary McCarthy joined State Senator Jim Tedisco , Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County ( CCESC ) , and Friends of the Greenhouse ( FOGH ) to unveil the new facility before the Annual Master Gardener’s Plant Sale .
The new storage facility was funded by a $50 , 000 grant from State Senator James Tedisco , and a $12 , 500 grant from the Carlilian Foundation . The City of Schenectady Department of General Services provided significant in - kind services for the construction of the facility . The new building will replace two smaller structures and will allow for the storage of various equipment , tools , supplies , and materials in a secure location and out of the weather .
“We are proud to unveil this new facility at the Sustainable Living Center in Schenectady’s Central Park , ”
Mayor McCarthy said .
“Thank you to Senator Tedisco , the Carlilian Foundation , Cornell Cooperative Extension , Friends of the Greenhouse volunteers and our dedicated city workers who invested significant time and effort into this latest addition to the Sustainable Living Center . ”
I’m proud to have helped obtain a $50 , 000 state grant for the Sustainable Living Center and Central Park Greenhouse ' s new storage facility , ”
said Senator Jim Tedisco
. “Central Park in Schenectady is an incredible jewel to visit , recreate and enjoy nature and this new facility will help safeguard the storage of important tools and equipment to help maintain this incredible asset for all to enjoy . I was happy to work with Mayor McCarthy and the City , Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County and Friends of the Greenhouse to make this a reality .
The new storage facility is a much - needed and long - awaited addition to the Sustainable Living Center , ”
Angela Tompkins , CCESC Program Coordinator .
“This facility will not only provide aesthetic appeal but will protect the equipment and supplies from weather damage and provide safe and organized access .
Sustainable Living Center
located in Schenectady’s Central Park is operated by CCESC for horticultural education programs . FOGH was created in 2015 to help maintain and improve the facility . FOGH initiated a series of strategic planning sessions to help develop a master plan that would address the needs of the facility . One of the major components was the need for a new permanent storage building that would replace the existing smaller structures that were insufficient in size , access , and lighting .
Annual Master Gardner’s Plant Sale
hosted by CCESC will occur on
Friday , May 20 , 2022 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday , May 21 , 2022 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
. Visit their website for the full list of plants and vegetables available for sale:
http://cceschenectady . org/gardening/plant - sale - 2022
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