Houserville Community Garden

Houserville Community Garden

Request a Plot

Thanks for your interest in gardening at the Houserville Community Garden! In case you missed the basic details posted elsewhere on this site, the garden is hosted by Houserville UMC House of Hope at 1320 Houserville Road in State College and is steered by a volunteer committee of mostly non-affiliated neighbors. All are welcome to garden here regardless of religious affiliation.

There are twenty 10 × 15' plots available for 2019. Plot requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis, although folks who had plots last season will be granted precedence over newcomers.

Dues for first-time member-gardeners are $50; dues for returning member-gardeners are $35. Plots open for cultivation after the spring work day (April 27th), attendance of which is required of all gardeners.

To request a plot, please:

  1. read the rules of conduct and
  2. complete the secure form below.

After that, a member of the garden steering committee will contact you via email about whether your request was granted or denied and about how to pay dues. If your request is granted, dues are expected to be paid within a week of notification. If you have any questions, please direct them to current committee chair Michelle Fanning-Hursh.



If you’re a returning member-gardener, would you like the same plot(s) you had last year?





Do you intend to hew as closely as you can to the basics of USDA Organic production standards?




Would you like to be placed on a waiting list if your request is denied?



Please read and agree with the statements below:

I have read and understand the Houserville Community Garden rules of conduct. I agree to follow them and to forfeit my plot and dues if I do not follow them. I also understand that I must attend the spring work day if my request for a plot is approved. I will be required to follow the weeding guidelines. I will be required to sign up for and work at the garden in the common areas two times during the growing season in addition to my personal plot maintenance.