Campus Community Gardens

AVANT GARDEN

Come harvest at the Avant Garden!

Court Theater, the Smart Museum, and Facilities Services collaborated to create Avant Garden in the summer of 2011, located just east of the Young Building.

The garden features a variety of plants, including herbs as well as vegetables and flowers. Any and all members of the campus community are welcome to harvest at any time- minus the squirrels and Peter rabbit populations!

Interested in getting involved in garden activities? Starting in the spring and going through October 28th, volunteers get together between noon-1 pm on Fridays (weather permitting) to plant the garden, till the soil, water throughout the growing season, and winterize during late fall/early winter. To receive news and updated on the garden, join avantgardenlist@lists.uchicago.edu

LOGAN CENTER GARDEN

The Logan Center Garden is designed to build community, promote sustainability, and support the Logan Center's curricular, co-curricular, and community engagement arts programs.  An important part of the University's Sustainability Initiative, the Logan Center Garden provides opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to personally engage in urban farming.

Plots are allocated on a yearly basis and may be renewed assuming that the gardener has contributed positively to the success of the garden the previous year.  When plots become available, they will be allocated to the next person on the waiting list. Gardeners work together to manage and maintain the garden in partnership with the Logan Center and Facilities Services.

The garden is located in Logan's Center southern meadow, on the south-east corner of Ingleside between 60th and 61st Streets. Please contact Laura Letinsky, Logan Center Garden Coordinator, for more information.