Our mission is to empower campus to grow food sustainability; to cultivate ecological and personal health, to facilitate community engagement in alternative food systems, and to provide opportunity for academic applications.
The Edible Campus Gardens are a great example of using the campus as a living, learning laboratory. The gardens are a public space open to classes, students and volunteers. We use an ecological, holistic, and beyond-organic approach to gardening. Our produce is sold at the University of Utah Farmer’s Market and campus restaurants, donated to the FeedU Pantry, and exchanged with volunteers. The gardens were established in 1996 by biology professor, Dr. Fred Montague, and have been growing ever since. Discover more about the gardens, volunteer opportunities, academic applications, and ways to stay connected.
Growing the Gardens, 2015-2016
There are two Edible Campus Gardens locations: The Pioneer Garden is located jut east of Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The Sill Garden is located in front of the Sill Center.