Get Involved

Donate to the Garden

To make a contribution to the UIS Community Garden, visit the UIS Advancement webpage. Our fund is is called “UIS Environmental Studies Community Garden Fund.” Since this is a new fund, you may not find it listed in the online directory, but you can type it into the “Fund” field on the donation page.

Work in the Garden

Our weekly garden worknights will be on Tuesdays from 5-6:30PM from May 11- August 17, 2021. Our weekly worknights are rain or shine, but we will cancel in the event of a severe thunderstorm.

All are welcome to attend these events. As of June 14, 2021, masks are no longer required in the garden, but we ask that you still observe social distancing guidelines and remain six-feet apart. Please don’t visit the garden if you are feeling unwell.

Visit the Garden

The garden is always open for anyone to come and weed, harvest, or pass time. Please be sure that you close the gate tightly when you leave to keep out hungry rabbits, groundhogs, and deer. You do not need permission to visit the garden, but we ask that you respect the rules posted on our Guidelines Page. The garden location is described on our About Page.

Working at the Garden


We will post information about the garden, including invitations to our work nights and other events, on our Facebook Page. Like our page to follow our posts. You do not have to have a Facebook account to view the page. We love it when you take pictures in the garden and post them to social media.

UIS Community Garden Club

We also have an official UIS registered student organization, the Community Garden Club. Visit our UIS Connection page to be added to our email distribution list and find out about upcoming events.