Gardening is a great way to de-stress, relax, and get your hands dirty. Volunteering with a garden can also get you connected to new communities while taking some fresh produce home with you! Many gardens on campus are looking for volunteers between April and November. See below how best to get involved:

Open to All

The following gardens are student-run initiatives that are open to anyone in the McGill or Montreal community. For more information on garden hours and how best to contribute, contact them directly:

  • Campus crops (campuscrops [at]
  • Midnight kitchen (midnightkitchencollective [at]


Some faculties and departments have their own gardens that may be looking for volunteers. If you’re not sure whether your faculty or department has a garden, take a peek at this map to find out.

Staff and Faculty

The Office of Sustainability runs the Staff Gardens, where staff and faculty at McGill can rent garden space on campus, free of charge. Register for the 2022 season now!

Starting a New Garden

While McGill already has a large number of gardens, there’s always the possibility for more. Visit our page on Starting Your Own Garden to find out more.

For more information on urban agriculture at McGill, visit our page on Urban Agriculture.

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