Sowing Change is a network of community and campus gardens that seeks to share and expand our knowledge of sustainable growing practices and nutritious food, strengthen food security for our region’s residents, and cultivate opportunities to connect people of all backgrounds through the food we eat.

This network represents 21 gardens in 8 counties spread across Pennsylvania. There are gardens in urban centers and rural areas. Here you can find resources on those gardens, or how to start your own community garden.

Sowing Change Committee is comprised of representatives from Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, Community Action Agency, Red Shield Community Garden in Williamsport and the Lewisburg Community Garden, and is sponsored by Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania.

Find A Garden Near You

Rodale Organic Life

Good Housekeeping’s Gardening & Outdoor Section provides gardening tips, DIY projects, and troubleshooting advice.

Penn State Extension Programs

The Penn State Extension website offers in-depth agricultural articles and information searchable by topic.

Community Garden.Org

The American Community Gardening Association is a nation-wide network creating connections between gardens and offers gardening resources.


The Extension Foundation shares resources and tools about the food system.

Additional Resources

Food Insecurity Report

Provides insights into the food insecurity issues and resources of Snyder, Northumberland, and Union Counties.

Food Access Programs

Lists food assistance programs in Central Pennsylvania.

Sowing Change Conference Resources

Farm Overview and Data 2018

Presents Dickinson’s farming efforts and the farm management software called Farm Data.

Food Insecurity in Local Counties

Discusses food insecurity in the region and available resources for food insecure individuals and families in Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties.

Geisinger Health & Sowing Change

Introduces Geisinger’s Fresh Food Farmacy which is fighting diabetes through healthy food.

2018 Farm Bill Highlights

Provides a high level overview of how the 2018 Farm Bill will affect the food system.

Integrated Crop Management Principles

Create a healthy and resilient garden using the principles of integrated crop management.

Mapping the Food System

Explore the food system through the mapping of Lehigh University’s food system.

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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