The Awbury Arboretum Community Garden
Established with Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension in 1977, is the successor to Great Depression allotments and WWII Victory Gardens. The Garden is comprised of over 60 garden plots including 20 raised beds. It provides flowers, fruit, and vegetables to local residents and annually donates substantial quantities of food to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Harvest. The Community Garden at Awbury is managed by a coordinating committee of neighbors.
The Community Garden has won several awards, including the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Blue Ribbon in the Gardening and Greening Contest in 2017.
The perimeter of the Community Garden is a woodland walk that includes many established native trees, a small orchard, and seating areas made from tree stumps.