Community Garden

What is the SAMRU community garden?

The SAMRU community garden, located on campus in Student Residence East Court, is a unique space. Unlike most community gardens, which require a buy-in for a season and limit members to a single plot, the SAMRU garden is a communal endeavour; members are encouraged to treat it like their own garden. Drop in and volunteer any time you’re on campus, and in return you’ll get to take home garden-fresh produce. You’ll also have the chance to participate in collaborative projects like the ongoing horticultural therapy project. You might even have your own idea for a new initiative, and the community garden can help you make it happen. There’s no cost to getting involved, and there’s no limit to what you can do!

Working in the community garden is a great way to build your gardening skills, get to know great people, share tools and tips with experienced gardeners, and enjoy some fresh air.

Sign up to be a volunteer and reap the fruits (and veg) of your labour!

Sign up to volunteer

The community garden is open throughout the summer and runs until October. Seed planting will begin in early February in the MRU greenhouse located near east residence.

Upcoming Events

Have a green thumb? Attend a Garden Workshop at the Community Garden this Spring! THIS EVENT WILL BE UPDATED AS WORKSHOPS BECOME AVAILABLE!

Soil and Winter Sowing – March 8, 2019, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Peer Support Centre (Z210)
With Janet Melrose from Calgary Cottage Gardener

Pollinators and Bee House Making – March 27, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Sustainability Fair Main Street – Registration required! Click here. $5 charge for participation.
In collaboration with the Science Department, a facilitator will teach participants about pollinators and how to build a bee house!


Peer Support Coordinator
Phone: (403) 440-6269
Email: Peer Support Coordinator