Gardening

Adopt a Planter registration is closed for 2017, but there are many other gardening opportunities with our campus community gardens. Check out the details on the right.

Adopt a Planter

Get outside this summer and help beautify the University of Alberta. Through the Adopt a Planter program, you can grow your own veggie or flower garden right here, on campus. All members of the campus community are invited to participate while contributing to Sustainability Plan goals around mental health, the edible landscape and green space.

Enjoy all of the therapeutic benefits of gardening while working and studying this summer:

  • Sunlight and fresh air provide stress relief
  • Garden breaks increase physical activity throughout the day
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment as your plants thrive under your hard work

How to sign-up

Either independently or in a group, register to create or care for a campus garden. You can bring your own plants, design and maintain your garden, and bring home a healthy harvest as your plants flourish. Facilities & Operations will provide support, including watering and preparing beds for winter.

Adopt a Planter is run by Facilities & Operations and Human Resource Services.

Community Garden Schedule

Prairie Urban FarmGreen & Gold GardenU of A Campus Community Garden by Sustain SU

Prairie Urban Farm

A one-acre mixed crop garden on South Campus, teaching food production skills with workshops and open garden sessions. Volunteer hours:

  • Tuesday 5:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 5:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 1–5 p.m.

Green and Gold Garden

Charity supporting women in Rwanda with a garden and weekly market on South Campus. Volunteer hours:

  • Tuesday evening
  • Thursday morning
  • Saturday morning 

Campus Community Garden

Long-running garden organized by Sustain SU in the Garneau neighbourhood. Volunteer hours:

  • Monday 4–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 4–6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m.–noon