Grow your own!

The University of Maryland community gardens are much more than soil and green:

Places and spaces

Unique areas of campus are cultivated for production of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs.  Open to the public.  Free for meetings, workshops, and events.  Aromatic, beautiful, tasty.  Always changing, still growing.


Challenge conventional wisdom about what food is and where and who it comes from. Explore the physical, social, economic, and conceptual aspects of sustainable food culture, and then work to create and practice a strong model for it on campus and beyond.  Collaborate with individuals and organizations that are dedicated to this work.  Facilitate an atmosphere of cooperation, communication, empathy, wellness, and respect.  Encourage curiosity about the earth; foster recognition that we are not separate from it, but indebted to it; support at all levels the difficult search for ways to more peacefully inhabit it.


We are students, alumni, faculty, staff, locals, visitors, family, and friends.  We are many ages, abilities, identities, and interests, and we are still learning how to better welcome and include everyone.  We are a coalition of gardeners, architects, scientists, artists, eaters, and educators working for better food.  Won’t you join us?

2 Responses to WELCOME

  1. Amanda Collette says:


    I am staff at umd, how do I volunteer to help with the community garden?

  2. Genevieve says:

    Hi there! Thanks so much for posting about Wellesley’s recent Campus Cultivation Conference. One of the fruits of the conference was a commitment to create a college farm alliance, to continue to build community and to share resources. Check out our very new Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/304980519568009/, and stay tuned for forthcoming developments!

    Peace and carrots,
    Wellesley Regeneration

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