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Gardening at UMSL

Questions? Contact the UMSL Sustainability Office for more information about gardening on campus! Interested in getting involved? Fill out the interest form to let us know!

You can find our garden here.


The EAO Community Garden

Currently, one community garden exists on the campus of the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Created by the Environmental Adventure Organization in the Spring 2015 semester, this garden expanded a site initially developed by the Campus Honors Environment Research Project (CHERP). This garden provides a place to play in the dirt and develop a connection to the environment - in addition to producing organic food to be shared with the community.


For more information on the crowdfunded history of this garden, please visit the UMSL Crowdfund website.

This UMSL Community Garden intends to serve the diverse UMSL campus in an inclusive and transparent way; it is open to all students and staff who are interested, and every effort to accommodate all potential gardeners will be made. Because there are a limited number of garden beds available, there may not be enough beds for individual gardeners to have their own separate bed. In most circumstances, gardeners will be asked to share garden bed plots and a "team” or group of people will share the responsibility for each garden bed.

If you are interested in gardening in a shared bed, please complete the interest form to let the other gardeners know you would like to help. Feel free to contact sustainability@umsl.edu if you're not certain how much time you commit, but would still like to be involved.

Once you know you would like to reserve a bed, please complete the UMSL Community Garden Bed Application & Commitment form. This can be returned via campus mail to UMSL Sustainability Office in the MSC North Parking Garage (UMSL, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121), or via email. Feel free to contact the UMSL Sustainability Office for more information about this community garden.

To make a donation to keep the garden growing, please visit http://proj.at/1J3pKlR.

Additional Gardening Opportunities

If you are interested in additional opportunities to garden on the UMSL campus, please contact the Sustainability Office. In the past, student groups and various departments have installed rain gardens, bioswales, prairies, additional community gardens, and other interesting landscape infrastructure.

Let us know if you've got a great idea for campus!

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