The Hanna Perkins Butterfly Garden – Gift of the Hershey Foundation is a learning garden for students at Hanna Perkins School, and provides food during the season for their school lunches.

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.

Community Garden

Plots available for seasonal use by our neighbors

Part of the garden area has has been set aside for cultivation as a community garden, with families from the neighborhood and surrounding communities leasing their own plots for a nominal fee. The lease includes regular watering, use of wheelbarrows and garden tools, and basic support for overall gardening activities.

For more information, email the director of the Healthy Meals & Garden Program.

  • Lease fee: $1/square foot
  • Plot sizes: 6×6 (36 sq.ft.) and larger
  • Maximum lease charge: $75/season
Hanna Perkins community garden