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Time digging in the dirt has shown both environmental and health benefits, not the least of which is access to nutrient-rich, organic, and delicious food. Grow your own at the University of Richmond Community Garden adjacent to the Country Club of Virginia golf course. 

In order to accommodate stream restoration and trail resurfacing work in the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor, the Community Garden has been closed. The garden will reopen in spring 2021 and will feature more space, raised beds, a new water line, and three hose bibs. View a map of the new and improved garden.

Gardeners are selected by a lottery mid-spring. Check this page in spring 2021 to apply for a spot in the garden. 

Garden Guidelines

-All gardeners must attend an orientation session prior to gardening.

-Remember to close the gate when you leave, deer could quickly destroy the garden. Be sure to not lock anyone inside.

-Return hoses to the hooks after you have finished watering. Please do not use any automatic sprinkler systems.

-The compost located at the far end of the garden is available for use.

-Read the Garden Guidelines that were presented at orientation for more information.

-Only organic fertilizers may be used. Pesticides are prohibited.

-Flowers, vegetables, herbs and other annuals may all be gown in the garden.

Maintaining Your Plot

-The garden has three plot sizes: 2x3', 4x8', and keyhole plots that are approximately 48 square feet.

-The garden receives approximately eight hours of direct sunlight a day, sufficient for vegetable gardening.

-Each plot will have access to water and gardeners 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.

Accessing the Garden

-The entire garden will be tilled and fenced by the University prior to the opening date.

-Access to the garden will be restricted to participating UR students and University employees and their families.

-Participants 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.

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