The Fox Chapel Garden Club has supported the community use Seed Library Project including seeds, books, resources, and programming.
This garden at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library was planted in 2011 by Jim Mitnick to honor his wife, Fritz. Fritz is an Active Member in our Club and has served as our president. This garden includes Fritz’s favorite small trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials with an eye towards seasonal interest. We have planted the native plant, Asclepias (Milkweed), to attract the Monarch butterfly. Maps with plant identification are available to library patrons. The garden has seating to provide visitors a place to read, chat or snack and is used for library programs. In 2012, the garden received the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s Community Greening Award.
Fox Chapel Garden Club provides funding for plantings and hardscape, and many members help with general maintenance.
Our Club funded an outside art installation by Stephanie Flom at the Sharpsburg branch of Cooper-Siegel Community Library. This installation chronicles the Mayfly’s return to our rivers. We also gifted toward signage and environmental education at the library.