Volunteers needed for the Hershey Community Garden

The Hershey Community Garden, located on the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine campus, will offer an opportunity for community residents to grow their own vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Construction of the garden is under way and volunteers are needed to help build raised beds; level off the soil/compost in raised beds with a rake; and mulch between the raised beds.

Volunteers are needed through Sept. 29:  

-- Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon

-- Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

-- Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to dusk

People interested in volunteering should contact Crystal Huff at huffc@mhs-pa.org.

The garden is the first joint project of Hershey Impact, a group of representatives from the five Hershey entities: The Hershey Co., Milton Hershey School, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and The M.S. Hershey Foundation. The goal of the group, founded in January 2011, is to further the legacy of Milton S. Hershey by partnering together to enrich the local community and raise its profile as a great place to live and work.

The Hershey Community Garden will be open for the 2014 spring planting season. A fall festival for the community to preview the garden, featuring free family activities and gardening demonstrations, is set for Saturday, Oct. 5. Community members will be invited to reserve their garden plots at that time.

The Hershey Community Garden is a project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal sponsor.

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Last Updated September 20, 2013