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Community Garden

In order to further our commitment to sustainability—and grow some great vegetables—the University of Richmond has created a community garden adjacent to the Country Club of Virginia golf course. Registration is now closed, but if you are interested in participating please email sustainability@richmond.edu for information. Some important details:

  • All gardeners must attend an orientation session prior to gardening. (Additional information below)
  • The entire garden will be tilled and fenced by the University prior to the opening date.
  • Each plot is approximately 15' x 10'.
  • Only organic fertilizers may be used. Pesticides are prohibited.
  • The garden receives approximately eight hours of direct sun light a day, sufficient for vegetable gardening.
  • Flowers, vegetables, herbs and other annuals may all be gown in the garden.
  • Each plot will have access to water and employees will be responsible for watering their individual plot.
  • Participants will be expected to provide their own tools, seeds, and plant material.
  • Participants will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their personal plot as well as contributing to the general upkeep of the entire garden.
  • Access to the garden will be restricted to participating UR students and University employees and their families.
  • Participants will have access to the garden seven days a week during daylight hours.
  • The closest parking area is in the C-Pine Lot, between Gateway Road and Richmond Hall, an estimated five-minute walk from the garden.

What are the advantages of organic vegetable gardening?

  • Grow healthy, fresh, and nutritious food with your own hands
  • Eat better and enjoy getting exercise outside
  • Save money
  • Promote and support a healthy ecology
  • Limit pesticide pollution and fertilizer run-off in local river systems
  • Learn and discover the science of botany
  • Enjoy time with family and friends while developing community