October is sunflower harvesting month with every week filled with volunteer opportunities and seeds to separate and dry for next year’s planting. This month we began implementing the Troy Hill design which required tire painting sessions with neighborhood youth, an installation day with University of Pittsburgh students and a follow up work day constructing tire steps. SPARC is beginning to think about next steps for the youth certification program, fall and spring installations and phase two of the pilot project. I will be working with artists and landscape architects to build a rain garden and artistic demonstration on vacant land along the corridor. As the fellowship is drawing to a close in two short months, I am completing as many of my projects I can.