About the Garden
The Penn State Community Garden was founded in 2009 and has since grown into a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, faulty, staff, and community members interested in organic, community gardening in State College. We are an official student club and a part of Penn State's Sustainability Institute.
As a student club, the garden must reserve 50% of the garden plots for students every year, but we welcome Penn State faculty, staff, and State College community members to apply for the remaining plots. Plot applications typically open in March of each year.
As a plot member of our Community Garden, you will have access to a 10' X 15' garden plot and free educational workshops throughout the growing season. You will also get free use of garden tools, compost and mulch. We require that all plot members attend at least two garden workdays, where we work together to maintain and improve the garden.
For more information on applying for a garden plot, please visit the Apply page. For more information about the member requirements, please see our Gardener Agreement. To check out upcoming Garden workdays, workshops, and other events, check out our Calendar. If you'd like to stay up to date with Garden news and events, please subscribe to our email listserve (instructions here). Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions!
Announcements and Updates
3/4/2019: Plot sign-ups are now open! Fill out an application form today to secure a spot!
2/13/2019: Save the date! There will be a Community Seed Swap on March 20th, 2019 from 5-7pm at New Leaf Initiative. More information can be found here.
2/7/2019: Plot renewal notifications have been sent to eligible 2018 garden members! Plot applications for new members for the 2019 growing season will open on March 4th, 2019 at 9am. Time to browse seed catalogs!
Directions to the Garden
The garden is located on campus near the Medlar Baseball Field, downhill from the MorningStar solar home, with Tussey Mountain standing in the distance. Using Google Maps to Navigate to the MorningStar Solar Home will bring you right to us! You can park in the grassy area uphill from the garden.