Gardens & Urban Agriculture at McGill

Whether you’re based at the downtown or the Macdonald campus, there is a wide variety of gardening and agricultural opportunities. There are plenty of ways to get involved and learn about the garden spaces available to students, staff, and faculty.

Student-Run Gardens

McGill is home to many student-run gardens and urban agriculture initiatives. Get inspired and get involved by checking out some of the student initiatives growing food and community on campus:

Want more ways to get involved in sustainability at McGill? Check out Sustainability Student Groups on campus.

Staff Gardens

The Office of Sustainability runs the Staff Gardens, where staff and faculty at McGill can access a garden space on campus, free of charge.

Applications for the 2024 Staff Gardens Season are now open. Register now to participate.

Follow the Office of Sustainability on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up to receive a monthly newsletter to learn about upcoming opportunities.


The Macdonald campus boasts a large variety of greenspaces for learning and enjoyment including: 

Despite being central in one of the largest cities in Canada, the Downtown campus has lots of gardening and greenspaces to take advantage of as well: 

Looking to start your own garden or enhancing a greenspace on campus? Consider applying to the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF).

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