University of Mississippi Campus Garden
The campus garden provides students with an inclusive space to grow food and cultivate their community. Gardening on campus is an accessible way to promote food security and bring awareness to sustainable living practices. It also provides benefits for mental health, physical health, and nutrition. As a collaborative effort of a variety of departments and registered student organizations, as well as community partnerships, led by the Office of Sustainability, the campus garden is a beacon for inclusivity and community-centric progress.
Reserve a Plot
Any student, faculty, or staff of the University of Mississippi are welcome to reserve a plot in the UM Campus Garden. If you are interested in reserving a garden plot for the Spring of 2023, please email our Project Manager, Kathryn Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An official bed reservation system & advisory board are to be established circa Summer 2023. We welcome any and all feedback from interested individuals who wish to help form this program.
Join the Garden Club
Another way to get involved is through the Ole Miss Garden Club. The Garden Club has bi-weekly meetings, hosts garden workdays, and provides educational events throughout the school year. Join the club through their ForUM page and GroupMe, also linked below.
Enjoy the Space
All students, faculty, staff, or community members are welcome in the UM Campus Garden. Anyone passing through is encouraged to tour the garden, participate in light weeding, or harvest from plants that have signage identifying it as communal. Please reach out to the Office of Sustainability if you have any questions before altering the area. There are also picnic tables and spaces to hang hammocks so come hang out and enjoy the space with us!
If you visit the UM Campus Garden and do any garden work, please document your work using the Garden Maintenance Checklist Form linked below or the physical form located inside the lid of the garden storage box.
UM Campus Garden Location
The UM Campus Garden is located directly to the west of RC South (indicated by a green leaf on the map above).