The Resident Garden @ Segundo

Resident Gardens

About the Resident Gardens

Student Housing and Dining Services maintains two garden spaces, the Resident Garden @ Segundo and Resident Garden @ Tercero for Cuarto, Segundo, and Tercero residents to experience hands-on gardening. Each garden has raised garden beds where on-campus residents can learn about edible and non-edible plants, how they are grown and cared for, and how they can be prepared.

The Resident Garden @ Segundo was established in 2011 through a partnership with Student Housing and Dining Services, UC Davis Grounds and ASUCD Campus Center for the Environment.

The Resident Garden @ Tercero was established in 2020 through a partnership with Student Housing and Dining Services and UC Davis Grounds. A grant was received from The Green Initiative Fund to help purchase supplies for this garden.

Get Involved

Open Volunteer Hours

Residents can attend open volunteer hours hosted weekly by the Resident Garden Coordinator. During open volunteer hours, residents can assist with weeding, watering, harvesting, or other garden tasks, such as monitoring compost bins.

No prior gardening experience or materials are necessary to get involved at either garden space. Come grow with us!

Open volunteer hours are updated quarterly. Check the A-frame in the garden for posted hours or email shds.sustainability@ucdavis.edu for more info.

Adopt-a-Plot

Residents can also adopt a plot in the Segundo or Tercero garden for one quarter or longer to steward their own garden space. Adopt-a-plotters will have access to garden materials and mentorship. For more info and to apply, email shds.sustainability@ucdavis.edu.

Attend Programs

Resident Garden events are hosted quarterly where residents can learn more about gardening, explore sustainable food systems, and improve wellbeing. To learn about upcoming events, sign up for the weekly sustainability and nutrition newsletter.

Visit the Gardens

All residents are welcome to visit the garden outside of open volunteer hours.

In order to protect the health and safety of those consuming produce grown and here, please:

  • Keep non-service animals out of the garden
  • Do not enter the garden if you are not feeling well
  • Do not handle plants without sustainability staff present

Resident Garden @ Segundo

Map showing the location of the Resident Garden @ Segundo

The Resident Garden @ Segundo is located just south of Bixby Hall and north of the Segundo Dining Commons.

Resident Garden @ Tercero

Map showing the location of the Resident Garden @ Tercero

The Resident Garden @ Tercero is located just south of Latitude and north of Currant Hall.