The University Sustainable Garden at GSU features 52 garden plots and is located on the east side of The Family Development Center. Ten plots are designated for GSU students to sustain a Student Food Pantry; for the Family Development Center to educate our youth on how to grow their own food; and for The College of Health and Human Services for a raised garden that is fully accessible.
The gardens are open from dawn to dusk, May to October. The planting deadline is July 1. Gardens left unplanted on July 1 will be cleared and made available for reassignment to current gardeners for fall planting only. They will then be open for new gardeners in the following season.
The GSU Facilities Department oversees the seasonal operation of the garden.
Plot Rental & Fees
- Starter - 3.5'X10' (35 sq. ft) = $10
- Single - 10'X10' (100 sq. ft) = $20
- Blend - 10'X20' (200 sq. ft) = $20
Payment Deadline: June 15
To request a plot, bring the gardener's application and signed rules agreement to the Facilities Department, located at B1230 in the main campus building. For more information, call the Facilities Department at 708.235.7458. Plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Payments will be processed through the Cashier's Office. All plots should be fully planted by July 1.
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