About The Liberty University Campus Garden
The Liberty University Campus Garden is an initiative to demonstrate and promote creation care through sustainable practices — a necessary dimension of Christian stewardship.
The Liberty Campus Garden educates students on how to engage in earth stewardship through gardening and other lifestyle practices, equipping them with indispensable skills for ministry and for Christian service.
- Educate students, faculty, and staff about gardening and provide them with skills that will familiarize them with creation care within the university and clarify how it fits into their lives.
- Utilize Liberty’s land resources to produce fresh and healthy food that will serve as a support system for the university and for the local community.
- Provide a unique outdoor learning environment that will facilitate engagement with nature.
- Offer a meaningful place for a transient student body to come together and invest in a project that will benefit both the campus and the environment.
- The Campus Garden was initiated in fall of 2012 and became operational in the late spring 2013.
- We grow veggies and fruits on a 1.5 acre plot that includes two large high tunnels that help us grow year round.
- We aim to use simple technology and skills that can be transferred anywhere in the world.
- We offer great opportunities to learn about all facets of growing; for those who already have some experience and for those who have none!
- Volunteer and CSER opportunities available.
- Best way to get involved is to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A rainbow display of various tomato varieties.
Students are invited to the Campus Garden to learn basic growing principles, including instruction in seeding, planting, weeding, and harvesting. Some of the produce harvested will be served in the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall.
Christian/Community Service credit will be offered to students who volunteer at the Campus Garden. This is also a great opportunity for students to serve the Lynchburg community by donating produce they have taken part in growing themselves.
The garden offers a meaningful opportunity for students to come together and invest in a project that will benefit the campus, the community, and the environment.