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 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

garden-statsOur Locations

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.

Map of the Sill and Pioneer gardens at the University of Utah

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