The Community Garden at Auburn University

The Community Garden
W Samford Ave
Auburn, AL 36830

located just west of Wire Road and across from the Facilities Management complex

P: 334.844.8504
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The Auburn University Community Garden (AUCG) is maintained as an educational and community service to Auburn University.

Individual plots of varying size are available to rent for a nominal fee each year. All Auburn/Opelika residents are eligible to rent a plot, including students, faculty, and community members. Our gardeners grow everything from herbs, fruits, and vegetables, to pollinator host plants, flowers, and other ornamentals. School groups, university classes, and other groups also use the garden as an educational resource. Click here to rent a plot. 

The vision of the Community Garden at Auburn University is to strengthen the relationship between the university and the local community.

The mission of the Community Garden at Auburn University is to provide access to local produce through community partnerships and creative hunger solutions, and to promote sustainable agriculture through education. The garden's priorities include: 

Access to fresh, healthy produce 

They strive to meet this goal through:

  • Providing access to garden plots to Auburn/Opelika residents and students, faculty, and staff at Auburn University,
  • Working in cooperation with Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute to distribute produce to local hunger relief organizations,
  • Partnering with Campus Dining at Auburn University and with local restaurants.

Building a strong community 

They strive to meet this goal through:

  • Hosting events at the garden, like our monthly Community Days and volunteer opportunities. 
  • Building relationships with various campus groups, community members, local businesses, and other like-minded organizations to strengthen our ties to the Auburn Family.

Education for all

They strive to meet this goal through:

  • Providing resources to our gardeners and other partners through our connections with experts at Auburn University and the Lee County Cooperative Extension Office. 
  • Working with local schools and other educational organizations to provide learning space to the public.
  • Hosting educational events and talks related to gardening in Alabama.
  • Partnering with professors and students at Auburn University to utilize the garden as an outdoor classroom.