Spring is right around the corner! Hershey Community Garden Plot Holders are invited to a Meet and Greet Event to: meet other gardeners, meet the Hershey Community Garden core team and the Garden Manager, learn about garden initiatives for 2014 and other garden policies, learn how to plan your garden, and much more!
What: Meet & Greet & Learn
Where: Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave, Hershey PA
When: Saturday, February 22nd, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
About the Garden: The Hershey Community Garden (HCG) will be open to groups and individuals in the spring of 2014. HCG founders, *Hershey Impact, is providing the materials and building the garden located on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
HCG will provide community residents with a place to cultivate both gardens and friendships. Gardeners can participate in on-site educational opportunities, hands-on gardening demonstrations, and garden festivals. Features of HCG include benches and a gazebo, picnic tables, water and hose access throughout the garden, compost bins, and access to a shared storage shed with gardening tools. HCG features 123 garden plots ranging in size; 8ft x 10ft , 8ft x 15ft, and 8ft x 20ft. Traditional garden plots as well as plots designed for children, and highly raised plots for residents unable to bend to ground level are available. A portion of the garden will be devoted to philanthropic purposes – the produce cultivated in this section will be donated to people in need in our community.
*Hershey Impact is a cooperative endeavor to further the legacy of Milton S. Hershey by partnering together to enrich our local community and raise its profile as a great place to live and work. Hershey Impact is comprised of the following entities: The Hershey Company, Milton Hershey School, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, and The M.S. Hershey Foundation.