Elon Community Garden

The Community Garden is run by Michael Strickland’s Garden Studio Class. Its goal is to foster engaged learning about organic gardening, heritage foodways and sustainable practices. Students maintain both personal plots and communal vegetable and herb beds during the semester, and Elon students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend workdays and volunteer at the garden whenever they wish. People who appreciate the beauty and hard work that goes into each season are welcome to harvest from the communal sections after communicating with the student garden manager. This website hopefully contains anything and everything you may wish to know about the garden, but if not, please see our staff page. The Community Garden is a way for people to get connected, and beyond workdays, students also hold special events during the academic year including their annual Pumpkin Festival in the fall and their Strawberry Festival and Heirloom Plant Sale in the spring. We hope to see everyone in the garden soon!

For more news about our community garden and other gardening news please check out our student blog.


Elon embraces autumn with 6th Annual Pumpkin Festival

A fall semester “Garden Studio” course organized a Friday afternoon of food and festivities in the Elon Community Garden to celebrate the season.

Campus celebrates the season with Pumpkin Festival

A community event organized by students in the fall semester “Garden Studio” course featured pumpkin carving, fall-themed baked goods, music and more in the Elon Community Garden.

Strawberry festival draws crowd to community garden

An effort to showcase both the university's Community Garden and heirloom plants grown by Elon students proved popular, as did delicious strawberry treats.

Elon alumna receives fellowship in Central America

Rebecca Berube '12 will spend 2014-2015 enhancing environmental awareness in Panama through the Princeton in Latin America program.


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