Tuesday, June 12, 2018

RVTC, Springfield Garden Club collaborate on planters

Erin Hunter’s Carpentry program students helped build and install planter boxes in Springfield.

The Clinton Street bridge in Springfield has a new look. Six bridge boxes for planting were installed on the bridge railings Friday, June 8. Spearheaded by the Springfield Garden Club, the boxes were built and the lumber donated by Erin Hunter’s Carpentry program students.

Students in Mitch Sidd’s Industrial Trades program fabricated 18 steel brackets which firmly attached the boxes to the railings. Those students included Jakob Brandon, Branden Bryant, Jason Crumb, Bradley Frye, Ethan Morey, Jakob Nowak, Chase Ordway-Smith, Levi Perham, Chris Savage, and Jarrett Staples.

Peter MacGillivray volunteered to fill the boxes with potting soil, then Garden Club members planted their colorful flowers. SRDC office staff and Senior Center members have volunteered to tend them and keep them watered throughout the season.

SGC Civic Beautification Chair Sandy MacGillivray thanked John McAveeney at Sunshine Acres for his assistance as well as Springfield Fence/Hawk Mountain Iron Works, Bibens Ace Hardware, and F.W. Webb for their generous donations that made the project happen.

To learn more about the River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, visit RVTC.org or call (802) 885-8300.


  1. Mitch Sidds welding class made the brackets and helped install them also

  2. A big thank you to Springfield Fire Department for the use of the safety vests!!!

  3. OK guess the thought was there but now about slapping on a quick coat of stain? Drove by this morning and looking pretty uninished. Sorry but true.

  4. The wood was green so the boxes will be finished after they have dried some more.


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