Garden News

News of the garden's goings-ons: plot applications, meetings, and work days

Terrariums, T-Shirts & Food Waste

posted May 13, 2018, 7:19 AM by Psu Garden

Hello Gardeners!

Workshop & Workday!
We will be having a Moss Terrarium Workshop on Saturday, May 26th from 10am-11am. See the attached flyer for more information! Following the workshop, we will be having a garden workday from 11am-1pm.  

We are also looking into having a t-shirt and tote bag sale for the Community Garden, and we will be accepting designs for this sale. If you have a design for the t-shirt, please send it to me by May 25th so that we can vote on them at the next workday. In order to gauge the level of interest and figure out how much the t-shirts and totes would cost, please let us know in the poll if you would be interested in purchasing one!

Please RSVP for these events and your interest in the t-shirts at Please let us know if you have any questions!

Food Waste
In the past, we've had some significant issues with food wastage, such as unharvested and rotting produce. We understand that the growing season (late spring to early fall) is a busy time of year, including time away from State College. 

In order to reduce food wastage this year, we have two options to deal with produce while you're traveling (or otherwise unable to tend your plot). We highly recommend you consider these options, and let us know when you plan to be away, because we will be monitoring plots for neglected and rotting produce this year.

1) Collect and donate produce to the State College Food Bank while you're away. 
2) Create a network of people that would collect produce for personal use in your absence.

If you are interested in either of these options, please fill out this survey form:

We will be monitoring plots for neglected and rotting produce (in addition to weeds). If food waste / neglect persists in a plot for greater than 7 days, we will send out a warning email (up to 3 warning emails). If the produce is not harvested within 3 days of the final warning, then we will begin to collect the produce and donate it to the State College Food Bank until the plot begins to managed and tended again. 

Thank you for your time and participation, If you have any questions, please contact Jasmeet (, Food Donation Coordinator, PSU Community Garden.

First Garden Workday Postponed to Wednesday, May 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm

posted Apr 19, 2018, 9:27 AM by Psu Garden

Apologies everyone!

April 21st is the Blue and White game, so we will be having the workday on Wednesday, May 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm with a potluck to follow. Thank you for your patience. More details will be coming your way soon.

Garden Workday Saturday 4/21 10am-12

posted Apr 12, 2018, 8:03 AM by Psu Garden


We will be hosting our first garden workday on Saturday April 21st from 10am to noon. We will be getting the garden in order for the new season. If you plan on attending, please fill out the response form here: . 

Please note: Each garden plot registrant is required to take part in two workdays in order to maintain their good standing. Workdays are events were we take part in community garden tasks (not individual plot management).
Please let us know if you have any questions! 

Intro to Organic Gardening & 1st Workday UPDATES

posted Apr 6, 2018, 9:03 AM by Psu Garden

Tomorrow’s Introduction to Organic Gardening Workshop with Scott DiLoreto will be held at the MorningStar classroom from 9am-10:30 am. We will have food, coffee, and the information to start a new garden! If you are a new gardener, attendance at this workshop is highly encouraged. Please RSVP at 

Due to the predicted snow/temperature, tomorrow’s workday is cancelled. The workday will be rescheduled shortly, so check your emailPlease let us know if you have any questions. 

Workshop & Workday Saturday 4/7/18

posted Apr 3, 2018, 8:37 AM by Psu Garden

April’s weather has been a bit crazy! If it is going to snow on Friday/Saturday, we will not have the workday. We will let you know on Friday if the workday is cancelled. Thank you for your patience.

However, we will still have the Introduction to Organic Gardening Workshop on Saturday morning at 9:00, unless it is too snowy to drive in. Hopefully the weather cooperates with us, but if not, I will let you know on Friday. Please let us know if you have any questions.

To contact the garden's officers, please navigate to the "Map & Contact" page. 

Season Kickoff!

posted Mar 26, 2018, 5:44 AM by Psu Garden

We are set to kickoff the 2018 Garden season with Scott Diloreto on Saturday April 7th at 9am! He will be giving his Intro to Gardening talk. If you're new to gardening, it is an excellent way to learn about picking varieties, crops suited for the garden, and much more!

Following Scott's talk, we will be hosting our first Garden Work Day from 10:30am to 12:30pm. This is usually our largest workday and is a great way to meet your fellow gardeners! Please remember that each plot member is required to work two garden workdays throughout the season. Your help keeps the garden running smoothly!

Lastly, we still have several student plots available, so sign up soon!

2018 Garden Plots Now Available!

posted Mar 14, 2018, 1:07 PM by Psu Garden

The online registration for 2018 garden plot assignments has opened and a few spaces are still remaining! If you would like to become a member of the Penn State Community Garden, click the apply tab above and fill out the application. Garden members enjoy a full season of gardening (April-November), social events, educational workshops, and more! 

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Burton at We look forward to seeing you this season!

First Weekday Workday

posted Apr 26, 2016, 7:55 AM by Psu Garden

Gardeners, the first weekday workday will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 5:30 PM. 

Please fill out the following doodle poll if you will be attending:

See you tomorrow!

First Workday Cancelled

posted Apr 9, 2016, 4:48 AM by Psu Garden

Due to the snow we will not have the workday at 10am. There will be a make up workday schedule available soon. 

The 8:30am Intro to Organic Gardening Workshop with Scott DiLoreto will still occur in the Morning Star Home basement, next to the Community Garden. 

Introduction to Organic Gardening Workshop

posted Mar 29, 2016, 6:31 PM by Psu Garden   [ updated Mar 29, 2016, 6:33 PM ]

Please join us at the first workshop at the garden this year. It will be an Introduction to Organic Gardening Workshop with Scott DiLoreto. This workshop precedes the garden kickoff/workday and will take place from 8:30-10am on Saturday, April 9th!

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