Our community garden is a place where people who enjoy gardening come together to work the soil and share their knowledge and experience with other gardeners. Our gardeners include UCI students, faculty, staff, and members from the community. Originally established in 1985, the garden has been located near three different UCI student housing complexes, most recently Arroyo Vista Housing. In June 2008 the garden was relocated to a new site next to Palo Verde Graduate Student Housing. The club name was changed to Anthill Village Community Garden.
The Garden Site
The new garden site is located along Anteater Drive between Palo Verde Road and Anteater Dr. There are 99 garden plots, each measuring 12 feet by 16 feet. There are eleven rows of gardens with four-foot pathways between the rows and a 24-foot center walkway. Click here for an approximate layout of the garden.
Costs and Membership
Annual fees are due February 20 and are $75 per plot for faculty, staff, and community members; UCI students pay $45 per year. Members are responsible for maintaining their plots according to the AVCG Constitution & Bylaws and Membership Agreement. Before a garden plot is assigned, gardeners must fill out and sign the Member Information form & Waiver.
How to Join
Currently there is a long wait list. Please send an email to AVCG@uci.edu expressing your interest and your affiliation with UCI (student, faculty, staff, or community member). When space is available you will be asked to read the Membership Agreement, fill out and sign the Member Information form & Waiver, and meet with an officer for plot assignment. If you will be gardening with children at your plot, please fill out and return the Liability Waiver.
New to Facebook or AVCG? Well, we have a Facebook page!
To join, enter ‘AVCG’ in the facebook search bar and click on the ‘Groups’ tab (the tabs are right underneath the search bar). AVCG should be listed as a ‘Closed’ group, so click the button that says ‘Join’. Once the facebook admins approve your request you will be in the group.
For additional information or if you have questions, our email and snail mail addresses are:
Mail: Anthill Village Community Garden
P.O. Box 5654
Irvine, CA 92616