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.
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