Getting back on the blog train with a great post about the Ayd Mill Planters this year!
Many of you may not know that the planters over the Ayd Mill bridge on Summit are paid for an maintained by SARPA. Not only do the planters add some color and interest to a rather windswept part of the street, but we have found they also serve as natural traffic calming agents as people stop slow down and smell the flowers!
Master Gardener Marge Hols has taken on the design of the planters, and SARPA volunteers plant and maintain (and pay for the flowers, and pay the city to water them...)
It's a beautiful day for the Summit Avenue Garden Stroll today! We encourage you to make your first stop at the: German-American House 301 Summit That's where our ticket booth will be, so you can pick up your ticket brochure. They are also offering FREE lemonade and water to strollers! Tickets on the day of the stroll are $15. However, any of the gardens can give you a ticket if you need one, just look for the hooks with flowers. All gardens are on the east end, between Dale and the Cathedral, though some are just off of Summit! SARPA is all volunteer-run. All proceeds from this event help us go towards conducting a study of how many walkers/cyclists (and other non-car traffic) use Summit. We've been told that Summit is the most-walked non-commercial street in the state, and we want to make that experience safer and better for all who use the street. Like us on Facebook or follow the blog for more information! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Summit-Avenue-Residential-Preservation-Association-SARPA/148928405132785