Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Urban Farming


Campus Community Gardens

Students, staff and faculty can grow vegetables and herbs in their own 4 x 8 foot raised bed. Raised bed users are responsible for planting, maintenance and harvest during the growing season. Hand tools, watering cans and hoses are available at each site. Gardeners can receive free vegetable starts at the Grounds Department’s April Earth Day celebration. 

There are two campus community gardens. The Chardin Community Garden is located next to the sidewalk between Chardin Hall and the Seattle University Park. It has 15 raised beds. The Broadway Community Garden is located south of the Broadway Garage at the corner of Broadway Ave. and E. Columbia St. It has 12 raised beds.

To sign up for a raised bed, contact Janice Murphy.

Food with Spirit

The Food with Spirit student club grows produce and donates it to the St. James Cathedral kitchen. Learn more.


Contact the Grounds and Landscaping office at (206) 296-6440 or email Shannon Britton, the Grounds and Landscaping Manager, at