Youngsville Scouts offer porch planters

Cadette Girl Scout Troop 30699 is on a mission to help its community of Youngsville live healthy by giving out planter boxes so people can grow healthy foods. Boxes will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7, at the Youngsville Borough parking lot.

“Front Porch Planters” is a box gardening project developed by Youngsville Girl Scouts in the “Challenge & Change: Challenge Yourself, Change the World” program. Girls identified a need in the community for healthy, home-grown foods.

The program is open to all households in the Youngsville, Brokenstraw and Pittsfield communities. The planter boxes are made from cedar and are designed so participants can grow a vegetable garden right on their front porch year after year. The cedar boxes, soil, plants and watering can will be provided, a value of more than $20.

New participants will be asked to complete a pre and post survey. Returning participants are requested to fill out a post survey.The boxes are limited to one per family.

The program is funded by Girl Scout Troop 30699 and a USDA grant. Donations are accepted to continue to fund this project for the future but are not necessary.