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Community Gardens

UC San Diego has several campus gardens and one San Diego community garden that promote education and the growth of sustainable food and local produce.

Grow at UCSD

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15, Winter Quarter 2020 biweekly meetings will occur from 2–3 p.m. Get location details.

Ellie's Garden

Mission
By creating and maintaining a communal garden in Eleanor Roosevelt College, we strive to share gardening and life-long sustainable practices, involve people in the slow food process and create a greener ERC community. Watch the video.

Location
Eleanor Roosevelt College Victory Plot near Africa Hall and The Farm near Europe Halls (map)

Meetings and Gardening Sessions
Meeting times and gardening sessions change each academic quarter.  Visit us online or contact us for current schedule.

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Ellie’s Garden

Contact
elliesgardenERC@gmail.com

Ellie's Garden

Marshall Community Garden

Mission
As guided by the philosophy of Thurgood Marshall College, to develop the scholar and the citizen, the Community Garden will serve as an opportunity to learn about social responsibility through sustainable living, an outdoor study area and a means to develop a close-knit Marshall community.

Location
Next to Fireside Lounge (map)

Meetings
Meeting times change each academic quarter.  Visit us online or contact us for current schedule.

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Marshall Community Garden

Contact
marshallcommunitygarden70@gmail.com

Marshall Community Garden

Mesa Nueva Garden

Muir Half Moon Meadow

Mission
Muir’s Half Moon Meadow is a community garden that provides a space and the opportunity for students to learn gardening skills, enjoy some plants and grow their own food while also encouraging sustainable life-long practices.

Location
Muir College next to Middle of Muir and the Tamarack Apartments (map)

Meetings
Our meeting time changes every quarter. Contact us for updated schedules.

Instagram
Follow us for regular updates @plants.gardening.

Contact
muirshalfmoonmeadow@gmail.com

Half Moon Meadow

Native Garden & Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Ocean View Growing Grounds (OVGG)

Mission
To transform a large privately owned vacant lot in Southeast San Diego into a community garden.

Location
4540 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego (map)

Volunteer Hours
Saturdays, 9–11 a.m.

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Ocean View Growing Grounds

Contact
ovgrowinggrounds@gmail.com

Ocean View Growing Grounds

Roger’s Urban Farmlab

Mission
We are a student space and resource for students, staff, faculty and alumni to come together to learn about agriculture, organic gardening and sustainability. We support all student projects and provide land for growing your own food. Watch the video.

Location
Quarter acre south of the Che Cafe and East of the Wagner Dance Studios (map)

Garden Volunteer Hours
Sundays, 10 a.m. to noon

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Roger's Community Garden at UCSD

Contact
rogerscommunitygarden@gmail.com

Roger's Community Garden

SERF Urban Patio

Location
Fourth floor balcony on the south and east sides of Science and Engineering Research Facility

Contact
Angela Berti

News
Galaxy Gardener

 SERF Urban Garden

Student Center Garden

At the Student Center Garden, everything grown is edible. It is a sustainable garden that offers fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables to students through the Triton Food Pantry. The garden also serves as a quiet place for reflection for visitors. The garden also holds workshops to educate interested students on a new gardening-related topic each month!

The garden is tended to Friday mornings and harvested produce is sent to the Triton Food Pantry. If you are interested in helping out, contact ucensustain@ucsd.edu.

Location
Patio below the LGBT Resource Center

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/UniversityCenters/

Torrey Pines Edible Garden

Mission
To grow healthy food onsite in order to combat food insecurity and build community in UCSD transfer student housing.

Location
The Village West, next to the BBQ area

Volunteer Hours
Mon/Wed/Fri, 4 p.m.

Facebook
Torrey Pines Edible Garden

Instagram
@tpegucsd

Contact
Nia Page
Cristian Tharin

Torrey Pines Edible Garden

Warren Grow

Mission
We aim to build a community where students work to create, maintain and explore sustainable food systems through sustainable agriculture.

Location 
Between the Student Activity Center and Goldberg Hall

Meetings
Every Friday in EBU3B 1125 from 11 a.m. to noon

Workdays/Volunteer Hours
Tuesdays from 9am - 11am and Fridays from 2pm - 4pm

Facebook 
EarlsGarden2018.ucsd

Email 
warrengrow18@gmail.com

 Warren Grow

UC San Diego's Thousand Tree Initiative

Many counties and municipalities are becoming aware of the importance of healthy and abundant tree canopies. In addition to serving as the most important component in the fight against climate change, trees provide oxygen, food, shade, wildlife habitat and incalculable aesthetic value.

UC San Diego has committed to surveying and maintaining all campus trees. Part of that goal includes planting 1,000 trees on campus over the next three years. UC San Diego Sustainability launched the Thousand Tree Initiative on October 18, 2019 by planting two California Redwoods, Sequoia sempervivens, on the green at Eleanor Roosevelt College. Redwoods are the tallest trees on Earth, standing up to 376 feet high and can live up to 2,000 years. They are California's state tree and provide an excellent, sustainable lumber source.

Campus Tree Tours and Plantings

Take your appreciation of UC San Diego to new heights! Join us for Tree Tours, a monthly lunchtime walk, where you can learn about unique trees on campus. Arborists will share how they grow many kinds of trees and how trees make UC San Diego a vibrant place to work and learn. We will host two tours in January in conjunction with Torrey Pines plantings!

Rady School of Management – Torrey Pines Planting & Tour
Noon, Friday, Jan. 10
Meet scross the street from Solar Chill

School of Medicine Torrey Pines Planting & Tour
Noon, Friday, Jan. 17
Meet in Parking Lot 603 across from the Central Research Services Facility Building and behind the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

planting redwoods

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