Schuylkill Haven was the first Health Schuylkill community. Since 2013 a dedicated coalition of community organizations and individuals have created evidence-based programs to improve the health of the community. The theme is to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.
Some of the programs include health fairs, historic and community walks, cooking classes, workshops and other events.
Visit Schuylkill on the Move to learn more about the WalkWorks route developed in 2020!
Schuylkill Haven Community Garden
In 2019, Schuylkill County's VISION, in collaboration with Schuylkill Haven Borough and partners, broke ground on a community garden! The garden, located at Bubeck Park, consists of four raised beds. Plots are available to Schuylkill Haven community members for a nominal fee and free to veterans, first responders, and senior citizens (65 years and older). Produce from select plots is harvested and distributed to Evans Network of Companies' employee CSA and Schuylkill Haven Area food pantry.
Additionally, community events and education opportunities are held at the garden location.
To find out more about the current offerings, call VISION at 570-622-6097 and sign up for the emails that keep you informed.
Schuylkill Haven Community Garden is supported by Lehigh Valley Health Network, Evans Delivery, and registration fees.
Garden Glow Up
In 2021, VISION completed the much anticipated fencing in of the Schuylkill Haven Community Garden. This was made possible through a unique partnership with Schuylkill River Trail (SRT). SRT was replacing a portion of trail fencing along trail in Berks County. With a little TLC we were able to use the old fencing to cut costs and keep raw materials out of landfills!