Homer City Community Garden
& Learning Center


At Homer City Community Garden & Learning Center, our mission is to create a welcoming & inclusive space for all community members to come together & cultivate a love for gardening & sustainable living. Our goal is to provide a space where people of all ages & backgrounds can connect with nature, learn new gardening skills, & contribute to the health & well-being of our community. Through our garden, we strive to promote the joy of growing & harvesting one's own food.

We believe that gardening is not just about tending to plants but also about building relationships & creating a sense of belonging.

Together, we hope to create a thriving community garden that provides inspiration, education, & joy for all who join.

Meet The Garden Committee

Misty was given a mission to build a garden for our community, & in the process, she discovered what community really is about. With fantastic help, she designed and built a low-cost place for fresh produce to thrive & for friends to learn how to live sustainably. She is an avid gardener with a special interest in medicinal herbs & is happy to share that knowledge with others.

Alexa, a mom & animal lover, is new to the garden committee. She fondly recalls helping her grandfather tend to their family garden while growing up, & as an adult, she has continued to explore her own gardening ventures. Alexa is an avid collector of houseplants, proudly nurturing over 70 in her home.

Marissa is entering her senior year at IUP studying Nutrition/Dietetics with a minor in Business. Originally from the Gettysburg area, she recently relocated to Homer City. Although new to gardening, she sees its inherent connection to her passion for fresh, healthy eating. An active individual, Marissa enjoys outdoor activities, whether it's hiking or cycling. She's excited to combine her academic knowledge with practical gardening skills to further her commitment to nutritious living.