UTRGV Community Garden

UTRGV Community Garden promotes improved health in the Rio Grande Valley through positive linkages between the University, its students, and local communities. The mission of the Community Garden is to provide a space that will help increase community awareness about the important role that food plays in our health. It’s an instrument for various University departments that share the goal of engaging students and the community in strategies that will improve public health through healthy eating and physical activity. The Community Garden also promotes university community inclusiveness, with facilities specifically designed to promote access for all students and members of the local community.

Community Garden


The garden consists of a 2,500 ft space, which has 18 raised beds. Each bed is filled with nutrient-rich soil and is equipped with a sprinkler timer and drip irrigation lines. The space has a pavilion with benches, lighting, power outlets, and WI-FI for student organizations to use as an outdoor meeting space.

Community Garden Student Org Application

If you are a student organization (or other UTRGV community member) interested in managing a garden bed at our UTRGV Community Garden, please fill out this application.