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.
Sign up by April 30, 2017 of at virtualwellness.ualberta.ca/adoptaplanter
Adopt a Planter is run by Facilities & Operations and Human Resource Services.
Summer 2017 hours TBA
Community Garden Schedule
A one-acre mixed crop garden on South Campus, teaching food production skills with workshops and open garden sessions. Volunteer hours:
Charity supporting women in Rwanda with a garden and weekly market on South Campus. Volunteer hours:
Long-running garden organized by Sustain SU in the Garneau neighbourhood. Volunteer hours:
- Normally three times a week