Campus Garden Initiative

Campus Garden: Volunteer

Grow with us! The campus gardens thrive when there are volunteers to contribute to watering, weeding, seeding, and other necessities that ensure plant growth and the initiative's success.

Why Volunteer at the Garden?

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  • Learn how to maintain a garden and to reap what you sow!
  • Take home fresh produce for free
  • Learn the importance of local food for your health and the health of the community
  • Make new friends!
Volunteer Details

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  • All volunteers are provided with proper gardening tools and gloves upon arrival
  • Volunteering takes place every Monday from 5 - 7pm and Thursday from 6-8pm at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. No need to sign up, just show up! See you there! 

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Third Thursday Speaker Series & Special Events

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Every third Thursday of the month the IU Campus Garden will host a guest speaker to give a special talk on the topic of the day. In the summer, guest speakers present on workdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

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  • May 20th: Cream cheese and herbs social
    • Speaker: Victoria Getty, Dietetics
  • May 24th: Compost and soil amendment
    • Speaker: Daniel Atlas
  • June 7th: Soil and sheet mulching
    • Speaker: Rebecca Ellsworth
  • June 10: pest management
    • Speaker: Lea Woodard
  • June 17: diseases
    • Speaker: Amy Thompson
  • June 24: harvesting and handling produce
    • Speaker: Graham McKeen
  • July 1: perennial berries and pruning
    • Speaker: Amy Roche and Ross Gay from Bloomington Community Orchard
  • July 22: Identifying weeds and wild plants, what is edible?
    • Speaker: Lucille Bertuccio
  • July 29: irrigation and watering
    • Speaker: Rhonda Baird