Students participate in the care, harvest and preparation of their food, which is served each day in a family-style lunch. Each year, the Hanna Perkins Butterfly Garden – Gift of the Hershey Foundation contributes about half of the vegetables used in the Hanna Perkins kitchen.
A small area of the garden also has been set aside to serve as a a community garden, with families from the neighborhood and surrounding communities leasing their own plots for a nominal fee. The lease includes regular watering and basic support for overall gardening activities.
For more information about how to acquire a garden plot, email the director of the Healthy Meals & Garden Program.