This is what I know as of now. More details will follow.
· You will be able to finish out the season at the current location. Plots at the new site will be available early next spring.
· The quality of this soil is excellent and should be great for growing vegetables. Jeff and I were at the new site earlier this week to check the soil again. Bob turned over a small patch of grass so we could see the soil. It really is the best soil you could get. He left this small patch of soil exposed so if you want to see it for yourself, it’s in the section that is closest to the road and across from Cedarview Apartments.
· Glenn Solt, Director of General Services has said: the plans have been under way for a new building that will house the Cetronia Ambulance Corps, the Lehigh County coroner and county emergency services. Glenn also said the county hopes to erect the new building next year. The Cetronia Ambulance Corps has sought some state funding to augment its own fundraising efforts for the new building. The new structure would help the ambulance corps bring its services under one roof.
· The strip of trees/bushes down the middle of the site will be removed (this will become a road) and also some tall trees at the far end will be removed. I hope this helps!
There was an article this morning in the local on-line paper. Which you can view here.
I am planning to go to the new site later today and hopefully take some pictures and check out the soil.
There will also be a meeting with the gardeners once the county has given Farmland Preservation more details on the move.
I went down to the new site this evening and took some pictures. I was told that the county will start working on the site this month.