Lehigh Community Garden

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The Lehigh Community Garden is located on Goodman Campus. Community gardens are multifaceted resources that help communities stimulate development and social interaction, produce nutritious foods, beautify neighborhoods, and preserve green space. Our garden is only open to university faculty, staff, students, alumni (sometimes family and friends). Faculty, staff, and students are able to purchase a plot to grow their own produce on campus. Most of the gardeners are staff members at the University.

Currently, there are no plots available at the Lehigh Community Garden. If you would like to be added to the waitlist or would like more information about participating in the Lehigh Community Garden, please contact sustainability@lehigh.edu.

About Lehigh Community Garden

Location

The Lehigh Community Garden is located near Transportation Services on Goodman Campus. 

View the garden on Google Maps. 

Plot Pricing

Annual plot fees are $40/year for non-students and $30/year students

Plot Layout
  • 42 beds of varying sizes between 10’x12’ & 14’x16’  

  • Two oversized beds = Rows

  • Two sets of raised beds (tended by members for community use)

  • Plot 14 is a collective bed for herbs

  • One of the raised beds (red) is for berries

  • Native Plants area (Yellow plot) tended by one of the members

Amenities
  • Newly expanded compost center

  • Newly established “Mulch Drop Zone” (leaf mulch provided at no cost)

  • Two storage sheds 

    • one for general use by members for storage of common-use garden tools and supplies

    • one for storage of the garden’s power equipment (e.g. tiller, mower, trimmer, fuel and related supplies used by garden’s Mowing and Trimming Team)

  • Native plants area 

  • Solar powered water system (no diesel generator)

Gardener Expectations

Gardeners spend two (2) hours per month performing work in the garden unrelated to their own plot(s).  This is met by virtue of membership and active participation on one of the garden’s teams:

  • ​Shed Maintenance

  • Fence Maintenance

  • Mowing and Trimming

  • Composting

  • Grounds Maintenance

COVID-19 Expectations

Lehigh has agreed to keep the Lehigh Community Garden open to gardeners on the condition that we follow a number of safety practices to protect against COVID-19. As a source of food, peace of mind, and social connectedness, the Lehigh Community Garden is valuable to our health. Our continued access to the garden depends on each of us following these expectations.

Leadership and Support
  • The Office of Sustainability manages the garden's operations.

  • A Steering Committee oversees day-to-day operations. The committee is made up of members who lead the various teams and identify garden priorities and projects.

  • BrightView Landscaping assists with mowing each season and provides leaf mulch

  • ABM assisted with the water pump

  • Diefenderfer electricians helped with the solar panels