YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Around 30 volunteers gathered in Youngstown Saturday to create a green space and a sense of community.
The Boulevard Park Block Watch teamed up with Eagle Scouts from St. Christine’ to plant 132 blueberry bushes.
The Block Watch group says the blueberries will be available to residents in the community once they’re fully grown.
It’s a project that is important to Foster Sipp, of Boy Scout Troop 9022.
“I’m a Boy Scout, so I’ve always liked the outdoors,” he said. “I figured I might as well do something that has to do with that.”
Volunteers said blueberries were chosen not only because of their health benefits but also because of the small amount of land they require to grow.
This isn’t the first project that the Boulevard Park Block Watch has completed. It has also taken down trees, planted new ones and is even part of a neighbor-welcoming committee.