What We've Been Working On

Project Challenge

Project Challenge strives to educate the UC Davis community on environmentalism, sustainability, and environmental justice. We have been conducting research to create educational content for incorporation into articles and our social medias, including Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Our content includes education on environmentally-related current events, why sustainability is important, and how to be more sustainable in your daily life. 

Project Challenge also helped create the Environmental Sustainability Student Coalition in collaboration with the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission. This organization aims to allow for increased communication and collaboration among environmental organizations on the UC Davis campus in order to more effectively address environmental issues as a unified group of students.

Project Compost

Project Compost runs our on-the-grounds composting operation. In our vehicle named "The Cyclops", we collect about one ton of organic waste each week from various on-campus facilities to be added to our compost pile at the student farm. Some of the facilities using are composing service include the ASUCD Coffee Lab, the CoHo, Briggs Hall, the Pomology Department, the Bowley Greenhouse, the Botanical Conservatory, and the Salad Bowl Garden.

Project Compost also offers free composting workshops every quarter to educate the UC Davis community about composting. We are also working on doing Vermicomposing and selling compost at local events such as the Farmer's Market.

ASUCD Gardens

Want to learn how to use organic, sustainable methods to grow your own food?  Not enough room or sun to grow fruits and veggies at home?  Gardening is a great way to meet new people, get some exercise, and enjoy fresh, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Join the ASUCD garden community in learning and growing together organically!

The ASUCD Garden makes up 5 acres of organic farmland in Davis. It is maintained by a coalition of gardeners who learn and grow together sustainably. Our gardeners include students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, friends, and visitors from around the world, and examples of produce grown at the Gardens include heirloom tomatoes to hybrid corn, citrus fruits to wine grapes.

The Garden not only provides access to nutrient-rich produce, but also educational opportunities to learn about sustainable gardening, an outdoor classroom for children, stress-reducing exercises, garden potlucks and work parties. Work parties are every Saturday from 10am - 12pm. 

Plots are available for rent on an annual basis to anyone. If you are interested in renting a plot, renewing a plot, or have questions about the gardens please contact our Garden Manager Carolin at communitygarden@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Come grow with us! We are located at Baggins End Davis, CA 95616.