Sensory garden sprouts up in Cranberry Township

May 20, 2019 Cranberry Local News

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CRANBERRY TWP — Two years ago, Julia Konitzky had an idea to help give back to students with special needs in the community.

On Monday morning, the mother of three saw her dream take a major step forward as volunteers from organizations around the region arrived at the Heart Prints Sensory Garden and Certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township to begin planting.

The garden is the product of years of planning and fundraising. Its aim is to provide a peaceful and educational space for the public and students with special needs.

“It's going to provide a space in Cranberry Township where people can get back into nature, stop and smell the roses a little bit,” Konitzky said.

Read more in The Cranberry Eagle.

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Caleb Harshberger

Caleb Harshberger

Caleb Harshberger is a reporter covering Adams, Forward and Middlesex Townships and Evans City, Callery and Valencia Boroughs. He started as an intern with the Butler Eagle in Jan. 2017 and was hired as a staff writer in June of that year. Harshberger earned a degree in philosophy at Grove City College in 2017 and is originally from Syracuse, N.Y.