July 7th, 2016

Summer Camp Fun!

Hi, everyone! My name is Meghan, and I’m working with the Lewisburg Community Garden this summer as the Education and Outreach Coordinator, an AmeriCorps volunteer position. My primary responsibility is planning the curriculum for the summer camps that are happening at the garden, which kicked off a few weeks ago. It’s been a great start! Our first session was with campers from the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA) summer camp. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and we were extremely thankful to have such good weather for our first session. During the camp session, the campers got to take a […]

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July 1st, 2016

Organic Pest Management Information

On Wednesday, June 29, Master Gardener John Esslinger, a Horticulture Educator with the Penn State Extension, visited the Lewisburg Community Garden and facilitated a workshop on organic pest management techniques.  John discussed a variety of methods for treating diseases and warding off insects, and walked through the Garden with plot renters, helping them to properly identify signs of trouble.  Much of the information that John provided is available in a PDF document that he has given us permission to share.  Please click the “Organic Pest Management” link below to access the file:  Organic Pest Management

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June 21st, 2016

Caring for Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the most important vegetables for you and your garden. Everyone who isn’t an unbearably picky 5 year-old like I was has their favorite preparations of broccoli (my favorite was always watching the dog eat it, sorry dad). It’s high in B vitamins & fiber and used in cuisines across the world. Those wonderful things aside, broccoli can be tricky to grow in Central Pennsylvania. Without proper care, the hot summers and erratic weather can permanently damage crops even before cabbage beetles and slugs can make their way in. That’s why here at the LCG we’ve come up […]

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May 19th, 2016

THANK YOU & Survey

  May 7th, 2016 was a day I was looking forward to for a really, really, long time. All the hard work that went into growing and caring for our plants culminated in a really great 5-hour sale. The outpouring of support that this local community continues to provide for the Lewisburg Community Garden continues to astound me. I’m really thankful to be part of a community that translates that passion for local projects into actions that will sustain us for the long term. All in all, we broke our fundraising goal of $3,000 and sold very nearly 1,300 plants! Our most […]

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May 10th, 2016

Documents for Plot Renters

Here are some of the documents for our plot renters, including our list of approved/disapproved chemicals and additives. All are in PDF format. Please contact Kyle Bray with any questions. We will update these documents when necessary as we continue to learn how to best serve everyone’s needs. Approved Fertilizers, Pesticides, & Herbicides Important Information for Plot Renters (Packet) Garden Journal 2016 Garden Contact Information Beekeeper Contact List 2016 LCG Plot Renter Contract (Reference Copy)  

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May 9th, 2016

Plant Descriptions from LCG Plant Sale

By popular request, here are all the printed descriptions from our 2016 Plant Sale! They are in (mostly) alphabetical order.  Thanks again to everyone who made our plant sale possible! For more detailed information about pretty much every vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower under the sun, visit <www.johnnyseeds.com> Di Cirro Broccoli Giant Lime Zinnia Giant Mix Zinnia Orion Fennel Green Magic Broccoli Pimento Peppers Black Krim Organic Tomato Belstar Broccoli Cheddar Cauliflower Brandywine Organic Tomato Common Organic Sage Cherokee Purple Organic Tomato Double Curled Parsley Early Heading Organic Broccoli Early Jalapeno Pepper Genovese Organic Basil Echinacea Giant Orange Marigold Giant Yellow […]

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March 16th, 2016

Plant Sale – May 7th!

Back by popular demand, the Lewisburg Community Garden will host it’s annual plant sale at the Garden on May 7th starting at 9 AM! We will have a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flower starts available starting at just $3. Right now we have yellow, red, and green onions, three varieties of kale, two of broccoli, three of cauliflower, six different kinds of flowers, some hot & sweet peppers, artichokes, and ten varieties of tomatoes all growing in harmony together in our greenhouse! As you can see, we’ve been keeping pretty busy in the greenhouse getting these plants ready — so […]

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March 8th, 2016

Keep Calm & Plant On

Hi, I’m Meg! I’m one of the work-study students in the garden, and as a senior, this will my third season. I started volunteering in the garden the spring of my sophomore year, as I was just getting more interested in sustainable food production and the local food scene in Lewisburg. Little did I know that getting involved in the garden and Community Harvest, the hot meal program to which most of the produce in the garden is donated, has been one of my favorite parts of my Bucknell experience, and that I would even spend the next 2 summers […]

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December 16th, 2015

Season Totals!

Now that we’ve had some time to decompress from the long growing season, the Lewisburg Community Garden is happy to announce the final stats from the 2015 growing season! We also took great strides to figure out how much this is all worth. Based on seasonal prices from the USDA, we grew an estimated $6,243 worth of produce in 2015! All in all, we did a lot of great things this year for local food programs. With such great support from Bucknell University and the greater Lewisburg Community, we hope to do even better next year. Many compliments to our […]

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December 4th, 2015

End of the Season

The Lewisburg Community Garden finished up all of its operations on Thursday, December 3rd. After two straight days of rain, our volunteers came out in good numbers and pulled out all the remaining plants left for the year. A few of our friends from Lambda Chi Alpha at Bucknell were instrumental in helping us haul away all the excess green matter for composting. Two of our volunteers helped us end our season extension efforts by harvesting all the remaining spinach, kale, lettuce, and carrots. In total, we harvested 17 pounds of carrots and another 14 pounds of kale to add to […]

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