- Do I need to be affiliated with SFU (i.e. student, staff, faculty) to rent a garden plot?
- Am I able to have more than one garden plot?
- Can I pay for my plot with cash?
- Is this an organic garden?
- Do I need any equipment?
- Can I plant flowers and/or berry bushes?
- Do I need to do anything in addition to gardening my plot?
Yes. The Learning Garden facilities are for SFU members, clubs, and other campus groups to develop community around gardening, cooking and eating.
Due to high demand, a maximum of only one garden plot per individual or campus group is allowed.
Unfortunately, no. We only accept payment via credit card, paypal, and cheque.
Yes, the Learning Garden is a pesticide-free and wildlife-friendly zone. Garden Users are required to use organic practices in the upkeep and operation of the garden plot.
Because the gardening takes place in raised beds, the need for equipment and tools is minimal. The only tools required are: hand trowel, pencil, pair of scissors, and watering can.
Planting berry bushes (blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, oregon grape, thimbleberry, etc.) in garden plots is prohibited. However, we permit strawberries, flowers, and flowering herbs that favour pollinators.
To build community and make your experience as beneficial as possible, we host a series of instructional workshops as well as work parties throughout the year. It is expected that all gardeners attend at least one workshop and work party.