Edible Campus Gardens
Our mission is to engage the campus community in ecologically sound and just food systems through garden-based experience, education and research.
The Edible Campus Gardens create a living, learning laboratory environment on campus. During the growing season, we harvest a wide variety of vegetables and greens to donate to the Feed U Pantry. Since 1996, our gardens have been a resource for the campus community to receive fresh produce, conduct research, and facilitate sustainable gardening practices. Discover more about the gardens, volunteer opportunities, academic applications, and ways to stay connected.
Volunteer in the Gardens
Learn in the Gardens
The Edible Campus Gardens are available for class tours and projects. Various classes use the gardens as a living learning laboratory. Contact the the Edible Campus Gardens Coordinator to host a class or project in the garden.
There are three Edible Campus Gardens locations: The Pioneer Garden, located just east of Pioneer Memorial Theatre; the Sill Garden, located in front of the Sill Center; and the BU C Garden, located outside of the Sustainability Office in the Business Classroom Building.
If you are planning to participate in garden operations, please sign the appropriate waiver.
Liability Forms - please fill out a form under 1) U of U Event of Activity Form
Photo Release Form - images from the garden help us spread the word about the garden. Your image will not be sold or used to sell other products.
Please email completed waivers to the Edible Campus Gardens Coordinator.
Little Free Seed Library
We're building another seed library on campus and we want YOU to design it!
So far, the Seed Library has only one location on campus at the Eccles Health Sciences Library. This year we're expanding! By spring 2024, there will be a new Little Free Seed Library located near the largest Edible Campus Garden so our campus community can have better access to the library.
We are looking for a designer to decorate, design or create the outside of the new library's structure! The chosen artist will be compensated for their work.
Deadline to apply to design the new Little Free Seed Library will be November 5, 2023.