Grounds and Landscaping

Campus Edibles

  • The Edible Campus

    For the past few years, we have been increasing the number of edible plants that we tend on the campus. They range from our Columbia Orchard to an occasional blueberry plant in the landscape.All food- producing plants on campus are free for all to harvest, except the managed raised beds in the Community Gardens.

    This season we have two student interns working as our Edible Campus Ambassadors: Mara Orenstein and Emma Thordsen. They are managing the 'Food For All plots at both Chardin and Broadway gardens, as well as helping out with the many other areas of edibles on campus.  They are working on signage for ripening food-producing plants and an interactive map for locating what's ripe now.


     Broadway Community Garden


    Seattle University Community Gardens

    Do you yearn to grow some food for yourself, your friends and family, for those in need? We have two p patch- style gardens on campus with 31 raised beds available for students, staff and faculty. The Broadway Community Garden is located at Broadway and E. Columbia. The Chardin Community Garden is located along the walkway that connects E. Cherry and E. Jefferson between Chardin Hall and SU Park. If you're interested in acquiring a plot, please email Janice Murphy.

    Broadway Garden 2015 mid summer

    Food For All

    The Food For All plots are located within the two community gardens.   Everyone in the community is welcome to pick from these plots. Please be moderate in your consumption, leave some for others. Always wash the produce that you pick. Look for the Food For All signs!

     Harvesting at FFA plot Zuchini ! beans to harvest



     Campus Edibles Map


     We also have a beautiful hand drawn map of the location of the edibles on campus. Download a pdf of the map 

     Edible Map