Diakon Youth Services A Lutheran Family & Community Ministry

Diakon Youth Services

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Other Diakon Youth Services
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse
  • Diakon Wilderness Greeenhouse

The Wilderness Greenhouse & Native Plant Nursery

Our fall 2018 season is upon us so mark your calendar!

The greenhouse and native plant nursery opened for the fall season after Labor Day. Our first open day will be:

  • Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 am to noon

Please note that Diakon’s Outdoor Adventure Challenge 5K Trail Walk/Run will be held Sept. 15. The nursery will be open until noon that day, but traffic will be heavy and the road will be closed during actual race times (8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.). 

Fall-season native plant sale with Appalachian Audubon
Proceeds benefit Audubon’s work locally to protect and restore important bird habitats. For more information, visit the Applachian Audubon website.

  • Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We will then be open Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to noon, through the end of October or by appointment. Visit us to learn more and to purchase plants; see our updated inventory for more information.

If you have any questions, please email Kim Patten or call her at (717) 960-6740.


The Diakon Wilderness Greenhouse & Native Plant Nursery is a unique greenhouse that not only provides regional residents with perrennials native to Pennsylvania, but also serves as a vocational training site for at-risk youths—and helps to fund Diakon Youth Services programs.

The greenhouse typically offers more than 150 species of flowering plants, ferns, grasses, shrubs and trees. The greenhouse is a teaching nursery, offering students the opportunity to learn valuable skills, gain workplace experience, and deepen their understanding of the relationships in the world around them.

The Diakon Wilderness Greenhouse...
Where planting truly matters.

Diakon Youth Services
571 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 10, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0010
Phone: (717) 960-6700 | Fax: (717) 258-9408
E-mail: brodej@diakon.org | Home: www.diakon.org/youth

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