Edible Campus is a student-led project that aims to revolutionize health and wellness and university land use on the UC Davis campus. Edible Campus sees the UC Davis campus as an ideal space for beautiful, educational, and edible landscapes.
By tapping into a diverse network of campus gardens, farms, and fruit trees, students and community members can:
- access healthy, fresh food
- enjoy the beauty and therapeutic effects of gardens and gardening
- access opportunities for hands-on learning
- better understand our environment and food system
- connect to UC Davis’ agricultural heritage, and
- learn about edible landscaping, sustainable agriculture, food security, and nutrition.
To get involved with edible landscaping and sustainable agriculture at UC Davis, read about the opportunities at each garden. Many sites seek volunteers and interns, and some offer employment opportunities.
Food Safety Check out the Food Safety Manual developed by the Arboretum and Public Garden for its Edible Landscaping Internship for guidance on adhering to food safety requirements for on-campus edible gardens.
Garden Safety See the Resident Garden's Safety Manual for safety information that can be applied to any garden environment.
- UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
- UC Davis Grounds Division
- Plant Sciences Department
- Agricultural Sustainability Institute
- Student Health and Counseling Services
- UC Davis Dining Services
- ASUCD Experimental College
- ASUCD Food Pantry
- ASUCD Project Compost
- Global Food Initiative
- Horticulture Innovation Lab
- Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science
- ASUCD Campus Center for the Environment
Volunteer at one of UC Davis' gardens to learn how to grow food on a small scale. For additional information, see: