Green Dining partners with the Office for Sustainability to manage the UVA Student Garden, located near O’Hill on the corner of McCormick and Alderman Road. If you’re interested in helping tend to the beds, learn more about gardening, and bringing home some fresh veggies that you helped to harvest, then sign up for a workday here! Elizabeth Williams, one of our green dining interns, runs a weekly workday every Wednesday from 8:30-10:30AM that is open for up to four volunteers. Workday activities will vary depending on the week, and may include tasks such as spreading compost from Black Bear Composting, planting seeds, harvesting veggies, and watering with reused rainwater from the roof of the astronomy building. If you are interested in keeping updated on what is happening in the garden and how to stay involved, sign-up for the listserv here!
Note: If you are interested in getting involved, make sure to check out the garden’s covid-19 safety guidelines (below) to make sure that we keep ourselves and each other safe while enjoying the outdoors!