Promote a sense of community through the shared interest and participation in cultivating a garden.
- Look, but please don't pick. We are growing food to eat and to donate.
- Plots and their contents are tended and cared for by UT Dallas gardeners only.
- Natural is the way of the garden. Please keep pesticides, herbicides and chemicals out.
- Please report leaky hoses or missing supplies to OSV.
- Chase away critters.
Contact the OSV if you would like to get involved with the garden.
The UT Dallas Community Garden, located at the intersection of Drive A and Drive H, provides students, faculty and staff the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of natural gardening and community greening. Founded in 2006 as a student organization, the original garden was funded and supported by UT Dallas Alumni Fund and Student Affairs.
The Office of Student Volunteerism (OSV) is the current garden-keeper and facilitates both member registration as well as garden work days.
Adopt a Garden Plot
Plots are free of charge and assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to individual plot maintenance, gardeners must attend group meetings, help with group work days, and participate in garden events.
Sign ups for plot adoption are accepted at the beginning of each school year (August/September) pending plot availability. Garden plot adoption interest forms were taken in early September 2014 and are now closed.
For a listing of terms and conditions, read the UT Dallas Community Garden Agreement for Plot Adoption and Participation.
Garden Work Days
Upcoming work days* for current gardeners:
- Saturday, September 27 – 8:30 a.m
- Saturday, October 25 – 8:30 a.m
- Saturday, November 15 – 8:30 a.m
- Saturday, December 6 – 8:30 a.m
* Dates and times are subject to change. Must be a part of the garden to attend.
Present a Workshop
We are always looking for master gardeners and sustainability experts to share their knowledge and skills with our students. Please contact the OSV for more information.
“There is nothing like working in a garden to rest the brain from intense studies. It is grounding…there's a real satisfaction and economic benefit in eating food and watching flowers I planted and nurtured with my own hands.”
— Cynthia Edmond, Gardener