The University of Maryland Community Learning Garden was started in 2010 as a graduate student project, but has since become a joint venture between undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to encourage people to see green spaces in new ways and use them to their fullest capacities.
We also educate people in the community about healthy eating and where food comes from while encouraging a stronger connection with nature.
Behind our garden is a team of dedicated students and staff! The Community Learning Garden relies on the support and help of several UMD departments and organizations. These include:
UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden
UMD Campus Pantry
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Office of Sustainability
The Community Learning Garden is one of four campus food gardens, each with a special mission.
St. Mary's Garden:
Harmonizing different groups through language-learning and gardening
JFarm (Am Ha'Aretz Hillel Garden):
Building community through culture and environmental education
Community Learning Garden:
Learning and teaching about community health and sustainable agriculture
Leading the campus towards healthy eating and fresh produce