The project uses college land to grow fresh, nutritious food for area food pantries. It was started in 2012 with one acre on the College’s main campus in Doylestown. During the first year, the project produced nearly 16,000 pounds of produce for people in need in the area.
In 2013, Hope of the Harvest expanded to approximately two acres on the College’s main campus and one acre in North Wales, Pa., at the College’s Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
The long-term goal is to grow the project to five acres, adding land each year and producing more each year than the last.
Community volunteers, students, faculty and staff work together in the garden to feed our neighbors. Hope of the Harvest is applying for grants to help feed more people.
To learn more, volunteer, or get involved contact:
Zach Gihorski ’12
Community Liaison for Hope of the Harvest
Hope of the Harvest in the News:
"Delaware Valley College “Hope of the Harvest” Farm Program Stocks Bucks County Food Pantries," By Alex Vuocolo for Generocity.org, Nov. 7, 2013
“Sowing Seeds of Hope”- By Virginia Smith for The Philadelphia Inquirer- Aug. 10, 2013
“Delaware Valley College expanding garden that stocks food pantries,” By Freda Savana for The Intelligencer- July 15, 2013
“DelVal's Charitable Garden Grows to Three Acres” –Doylestown Patch- July 14, 2013
Thank you to the Delaware Valley College student workers who helped with Hope of the Harvest during summer 2013: