Student Farm and Lemont Barn to host home gardening workshop June 25

June 20, 2017

The Student Farm at Penn State and the Barn at Lemont are hosting a free “Tools and Techniques” home gardening workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at the Student Farm, located at the intersection of Big Hollow and Fox Hollow roads.

All members of the community are invited to the workshop for a hands-on experience in the field to learn about home gardening tools and techniques. Leslie Pillen, Student Farm coordinator, and Brian Kinney, co-owner of the Lemont Barn, a local retailer of food and organic products, will lead hands-on discussions about drip irrigation methods and weed management, and demonstrations of potato hilling and tomato trellising. Gardening questions are encouraged.

Workshop attendees should wear sturdy shoes and bring water and sunscreen.

In case of inclement weather, check the Student Farm’s Facebook page for updates regarding the workshop. For questions about this workshop, contact Student Farm intern Sydney Downham at

Last Updated September 20, 2019