Ways to Get Involved

Regardless of previous gardening experience, any UNT student, faculty, or staff member is encouraged to become part of this growing community for collaborative learning. Our space features twenty raised gardening plots for growing organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Each plot is managed year-round by garden members who apply to care for a specific garden plot.


Garden Workdays

  • Open for anyone to attend, garden workdays are opportunities for community service and plot maintenance. Come learn about how to garden by working alongside beginners and seasoned gardeners alike. 
  • Workdays are scheduled throughout the year. Check the events schedule or email CommunityGarden@unt.edu for more information. Maintenance activities include pulling weeds, planting new flower beds, turning compost, and other special projects. Come dressed to get dirty, bring water, and don't forget to check the weather!
  • After attending, log your service hours to work towards earning your Environmental Volunteerism Graduation Cord.

Gardening Workshops

  • Guest speakers cover topics such as Gardening 101, Top 10 Plants for North Texas Growing, Pest Identification, and more. These workshops are always open for anyone to attend for free, however, priority seating will be given to official UNT Community Garden plot members.
  • Speakers range from the Denton County Master Gardeners Association, UNT faculty, and even students. If you would like to present at a workshop, please contact CommunityGarden@unt.edu.

Plot Membership

  • Previous gardening experience is NOT necessary, all supplies are provided by the We Mean Green Fund, and there are no fees to join!
  • UNT students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to apply for plot membership throughout the year. If there are no available spaces, your application will be placed next in line on the waiting list.
  • To learn more about the requirements for becoming a plot member, please read our UNT Community Garden Policies.

Our garden member application is currently closed. Please check back in fall 2020 for updates.

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