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The PGCC Community Garden began in 2023 as a partnership between the Service-Learning Office and a 3-year Transform Mid-Atlantic (TMA) AmeriCorps VISTA grant. The garden welcomes all students, faculty, staff, and community members to enjoy its benefits. The Community Garden aims to address food security and promote healthy eating by increasing access to fresh and healthy produce, which is donated to the OwlMarket and community members. Benefits of community gardens include:

  • Improves Mental Health: regular contact with nature leads to reduced depressive and anxiety symptoms
  • Improves Physical Health: increased access to fresh food and opportunities for physical activity
  • Increases Community Empowerment: contributes to community bonding and building a sense of community
  • Promotes Environmental Sustainability: provides a platform for environmental education

Support the Garden

Support your local garden to help us grow! As the next step in the garden development plan, we are raising funds to build raised beds, purchase tools and fencing materials for the springtime. Please click on the link below and designating your donation to the Community Garden

Give to the Garden

Garden Timeline

We are currently in the planning phase for Spring 2024. View our timeline below for more details.