Earth focuses on promoting and engaging in outdoor, environmental sustainability practices on campus and in the community. Earth also provides opportunities for students to learn about the relationships between food, the environment and local food producers. Earth sends out volunteers to various campus and community gardens that need maintenance such as the Lawrence Community Orchard, the Just Food garden, and the Sprague Apartment gardens.
Program Coordinator: Laura Phillips and Sydney Becker
Interested in getting involved in the KU Student Garden? Become a KU Student Gardener!
What is KU Student Gardeners?
KU Student Gardeners program run by our Earth program allows students to take on more responsibility as a volunteer in the Campus Garden. The Earth Campus Garden is a 1,600 square foot garden on West campus that is designed to produce food for KU. All the produce goes to the campus cupboard and becomes available to our KU community for free.
What do I do as a KU Student Gardener?
KU Student Gardeners will be trained in basic gardening skills (what to harvest and when, weeds vs vegetables, ect.), and expected to garden without the supervision of the Earth coordinators. Tasks will include: watering, weeding, harvesting, planting. We have work available from March to November, but you can apply at any time.
KU Student Gardeners are not required to attend all the garden work days on our website, but ARE required to complete the hours signed up for each week and maintain a consistent schedule during their active dates.
Why should I apply to be a KU Student Gardener?
Gardening has many positive benefits! Some of the things you will find working with us include:
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to garden with you!