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Penn Student Garden

The Penn Student Garden is a raised-bed organic garden located between Rodin College House and e 40th Street field. Founded as a Green Fund project by a group of students in 2009, the garden serves as a shared educational space for the Penn and West Philadelphia communities. Participants learn about and explore organic agriculture, sustainable food production, and the botany of urban ecosystems. Open work-days are held every week during the summer months, and a variety of events, workshops, and gatherings are hosting during the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

The Penn Student Garden is always looking for Penn community members to get involved! Whether you are hoping to volunteer for a few hours or for a whole season, there is a place for you at the garden. We welcome organizations, offices, and student groups to inquire about setting up a volunteer session or workshop. 

Please contact with questions or to request to be added to our email list. 

Read more about the garden on our Facebook page and blog.

Upcoming Events

No current upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

Peaches & Poetry Open Mic 2016

Adopt-a-Plant Day 2016

Spring Planning 2016


Planting 2015