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
4/17/19: Reminder that our opening workshop (Introduction to Organic Gardening) is this Saturday, April 20th at 10am at the MorningStar Solar Home! Our first workday will follow after at 11:30. All garden members should try to attend!
4/17/19: Join us this Friday, April 19th for EcoAction's Earth Day Celebration on the HUB lawn from 3-7pm! We'll have a table and free seeds.
4/17/19: We still have a few plots left for Penn State students! Fill out an application form for a plot for the 2019 season. Reminder to accepted members to return your membership dues and signed gardener agreements ASAP to secure your spot in the garden!
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.