About the Garden: The Hershey Community Garden (HCG) opened in the spring of 2014. HCG founders, *Hershey Impact, provided the materials and built the garden located on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Employees from The Hershey Company, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co., and Hershey Medical Center currently team up to tend to a large plot that donates food to the Hershey Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, and the Hope Lodge. In 2015, The Hershey Community Garden as a whole donated over 800 pounds of fresh produce.
Please note: All 124 garden plots have been assigned for 2016. However, if you are interested in a plot, please complete the Application and you will be placed on a wait list.
Thank you to all our donors, including Giant Food Stores, Wegmens and Fertrell Company.
HCG provides community residents with a place to cultivate both gardens and friendships. Gardeners have opportunities to 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 124 garden plots ranging in size; 5ft x 8ft, 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 is devoted to philanthropic purposes – the produce cultivated in this section will be donated to people in need in our community.
We are truly grateful for the contributions from our generous donors, who have given products, services, time and more. Please click below to learn more about each.
*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.