Do I need to be affiliated with SFU (i.e. student, staff, faculty) to rent a garden plot?


Yes. The Learning Garden facilities are for SFU members, clubs, and other campus groups to develop community around gardening, cooking and eating.

Am I able to have more than one garden plot?



Due to high demand, a maximum of only one garden plot per individual or campus group is allowed.

Can I pay for my plot with cash?


Unfortunately, no. We only accept payment via credit card, paypal, and cheque.

Is this an organic garden?


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.

Do I need any equipment?


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.

Can I plant flowers and/or berry bushes?


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.

Do I need to do anything in addition to gardening my plot?


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.

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