University of Pittsburgh students arrived at Allegheny City Central on Saturday, October 18. Approximately 35 students flooded our local gardens to help winterize them. Students were weeding and mulching Mechanics Retreat Park, Drover Park, and trees along lower Brighton.
Each year the University of Pittsburgh sends students to neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh as part of National Make a Difference Day. Each neighborhood chooses a project for students that will make the neighborhood better than it was before their arrival. Kathy Deis and The Mexican War Streets Society have had a group participate for several years.
After their work was complete, the students got an added treat – a short tour of some of the jewels of our neighborhood. What tour would be complete without a trip to Randyland? Other highlights of the students’ walk around the neighborhood included City of Asylum, the Mattress Factory and the Inn on the Mexican War Streets on North Avenue
The students not only had a good time, they worked hard and the gardens reflect their hard work.