Hershey Community Garden Update: Summer 2022
Garden provides friendship and philanthropy to the Hershey community
Summer in Hershey has been a scorcher! Gardeners are slathered in sunscreen and armed with reusable water bottles while tending to their plots. Between the wildflowers and sunflower stalks, gardeners have collected lettuce, giant zucchini, carrots, onions, tomatoes and more. It is a stark difference from early spring when the plots were bare and tilled. Enjoy a look at the growing season:
The 234-plot Hershey Community Garden (HCG) opened in the spring of 2014 as a collaboration of Hershey Impact - Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R), Milton Hershey School, Penn State Health, The Hershey Company (THC) and The M.S. Hershey Foundation.
A portion of HCG is devoted to philanthropic purposes. All gardeners are welcome to share excess produce. The largest plot is shared between HE&R and THC. Volunteers from both companies care for the plot, donating produce to people in need in our community. To date, nearly 800 pounds of produce have been donated.
A place where community residents and employees have a place to plant vegetables and flowers while cultivating friendships, HCG is located on the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus.