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