Student Farm Club to host succulent container workshop for Penn State Students

April 20, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Student Farm Club at Penn State will be hosting a free succulent container workshop for Penn State students, from 6 to 7 p.m. on April 22. Students will be able to pick up their supplies on campus prior to the event and then participate in a virtual planting workshop. 

The workshop will be led by Shari Edelson, director of operations at The Arboretum at Penn State. Over the past seven years, Edelson has overseen the Arboretum’s horticulture collections and garden construction, including the new Pollinator and Bird Garden. 

“Succulents are some of the easiest plants to grow indoors,” Edelson said. “All you need is a sunny window, occasional water and a little love! In this hands-on workshop, we’ll provide everything you need to create your own miniature succulent container and guide you through the planting process step-by-step.”

The supplies for the workshop will be provided by the University Park Student Fee, so University Park undergraduate, graduate and professional students can pick up their kit for free.

Registration for the succulent container workshop and supply pickup information can be found at this link. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Meg Mitchell at

About the Student Farm Club at Penn State 

The Student Farm Club is part of the Sustainable Food Systems Program at Penn State and welcomes students of all majors. Students in the club provide core leadership and advocacy for the Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Student Farm at Penn State and lead many other related initiatives. The goals of the club include developing students’ knowledge about sustainable food and agriculture principles in a fun and relevant way, providing hands-on learning opportunities, and serving the community.

Last Updated April 20, 2021