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BHSU Campus Garden - Volunteer Today!

The BHSU campus garden, located south of the Yellow Jacket Apartments, was established in 2008 by students living in the residence halls. Since then, the garden has grown through the volunteer efforts of faculty and staff, student organizations, and community groups. The garden occupies a space 70ft by 100ft. We've estimated that the garden requires 550+ hours of planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, and ground preparation each year. All of the produce harvested from the garden is prepared into meals at our campus dining hall, The Hive.

Activities at the BHSU campus garden:

  • Planting
  • Weeding
  • Harvesting
  • Education
  • Eating and enjoying vegetables and fruit


The BHSU campus garden is open to BHSU students as well as the community, and we have a few spots left. Sign up today! The cost is $10 for students and $20 for community members. There is a 15 hour time commitment and all participants will take home their share of the harvest. Group work sessions and garden workshops are scheduled to take place during the summer, starting in June. For more information on times and dates, check out our Upcoming Events.

  • Volunteer Have a green thumb or want to develop one?

Volunteer at the garden!
You can volunteer once or many times. All skill levels are welcome.
Here are some examples of how you can get involved. 

Adopt a Row- This is a way to be involved in the garden if you work days during the week. We have different rows in the garden that could use the extra help of volunteers. This includes weeding and other care giving activities.  

Thanks to our current Adopt-A-Row volunteers!
Jacket Volunteers- Pumpkins
Student Conservation Association- Squash
Kaitlin Schneider and Family- Cucumbers 

Group Projects- The BHSU garden also has opportunities for large groups to down and help the community together. This can be on BHSU campus or somewhere off campus that needs some help with gardening.  

Contact Petrika Peters, Sustainability Coordinator, to be added to the volunteer list.