Campus Community Garden

Grow pesticide-free food and support sustainable food systems and healthy eating. Anyone can request a plot or join the Community Garden Club to begin harvesting the benefits of local eating.

Grow good things on campus


The garden is located west of Lot 49, near Cascade Hall. Far enough from the hustle and bustle of main campus, but close enough to tend to your plot over a lunch break.


A variety of garden staples are grown: herbs, potatoes, peas, radishes, beans, turnips, zucchini, squash and kale, to name a few.


Enjoy healthy eating and learn sustainable agricultural practices. Community Garden Club members can answer questions and create snacks on site at Thursgarden events.


All are welcome and anyone can request a plot. There are no strangers; just down-to- earth people passionate about growing good food.


Request a Plot


  • Apply for a plot for the growing season. 
  • Wait for a confirmation email that will notify you of your plot assignment and mandatory garden orientation session dates.
  • Attend one of the mandatory orientation sessions where you will fill out a required safety waiver.
  • Read the Garden Guidelines below.
  • Note: Plot rental priority is given to UCalgary students, faculty, staff and alumni.

2019 plot applications are closed, but please check back in mid-February for 2020 applications.


Join the Campus Community Garden Club

  • Anyone can become a member to receive free access to garden club events and club plots.
  • Plot rentals include club membership.

Edible Gardens

Did you know?

UCalgary has a variety of edible gardens around campus. Help yourself to these hidden gems to combat food insecurity and reduce food waste.

What can you eat?

A variety of fruit is available, including ornamental crab apples, pears, apricots, saskatoon berries, nanking cherries, apples, red currants, black currants, gooseberries, raspberries, snowberries and haskaps.


Edible Gardens

UCalgary’s Community Garden was made possible through support from Student and Enrolment Services. Operational aspects were funded in part by Students’ Union Quality Money.