Born of boxing parlance, the phrase “punching above their weight” has evolved to describe when someone or something performs above expectations. Two years into its existence, the Schreyer Pocket Garden can be safely positioned within that category.

Founded in 2022, the garden is located in the courtyard outside of Simmons Hall facing McKean Road and features four raised garden beds where a variety of fruits and vegetables grow. Along with its crops, the Schreyer Pocket Garden has helped a community of volunteers and organizations flourish as they collectively work to help University Park students in need by providing low- or no-cost produce. Their efforts have resulted in an annual average of more than 200 pounds of produce given away to nonprofits on campus and in State College.

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