UTRGV Garden & Greenhouse

two students volunteer in the garden which is ready for harvesting.

The garden facility finished construction for its first phase early in 2014 and is located at the North East wing near the UTRGV Child Development Center. There has been 7,500 ft2  of land fully equipped with irrigation, access to the tool shed, and a shade-house dedicated for research under the Agroecology program. Adjacent to this is the UTRGV's state-of-the-art greenhouse equipped with a water wall, sprinklers, and fans ensuring optimum temperature

Research and teaching portions have already begun with the Agroecology Lab and Dr. Racelis' Agroecology class, starting in Fall '14. The garden was lush with okra, eggplant, peppers, basil, tomatoes, cucumber, beets, radishes, lettuce, kale, marigolds, zinnia, and cover crops growing, spring planting in underway!

The garden includes the 7,500 ft2 of land fully equipped with irrigation, access to the tool shed, and a shade house, all adjacent to UTRGV's state-of-the-art greenhouse equipped with a water wall, sprinklers, and fans ensuring optimum temperature.

Community Garden

There has been 2,500 ft2 set aside for a community garden, which is decorated with 15 raised beds. 9 student organizations including The Environmental Awareness Club, The Garden Club, SGA, and many more have signed up to grow, maintain, and harvest their yields. 

Watch UTRGV TV's 2019 coverage of our garden!


Program Directors:
Alex Racelis - Research - P.D (UTRGV Biology)
956-665-3656 - alexis.racelis@utrgv.edu

Roberto Cantu - Community Involvement
956-665-2256 - roberto.r.cantu@utrgv.edu