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Open Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact 

For any questions or comments contact us by email at rgarden@ucr.edu or by phone at (951) 827-4271.

Mission

The R'Garden is a space that grows fresh produce while providing an opportunity to learn about social, environmental, and economic sustainability through a food systems. We are a student resource center as well as a community centered garden which aims to educate folks on the local food systems in Riverside, while actively engaging folks on the importance of having access to local & fresh produce. It serves as a sustainability hub to promote service learning, and community-based research around food systems through student-led projects and collaborations with the campus and community. 

R’Garden has recently expanded to 8 acres that includes a community garden, row crops, a Valencia orchard,  and a greenhouse area. In addition to our sections in the R'Garden, we host several events through the school year ranging from a Fall Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch to our Spring Dig N' Dance earth day celebration. It is our goal to collaborate with other campus organizations to provide a space that acknowledges the agricultural legacy of UCR's campus as a Land-Grant University that was intended to teach local communities how to cultivate the land. 

Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP) R'Garden Internships 

In association with the ASUCR branch GCAP, the R'Garden is able to host 3 paid student internships that help the garden operations run smoothly. The primary role of R'Garden Interns is to oversee and maintain the 4+ acres of row crop spaces as well as assisting the manager with programming duties that may range from organizing events and/or workshops to event planning for the academic school year. In addition, interns are trained in a hands on environment doing activities such as irrigation installation, plantings from seed to soil, and coordinating groups of volunteers completing tasks necessary to be the garden operating. The objective of this internship is to facilitate a relationship between students and the sustainable food sector in order to diversify conversations related to environmentalism and sustainabilty beyond the traditional topics of renewable energy.