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Stanford BeWell Community Gardens

About The BeWell Community Gardens

The BeWell Community Gardens are open to the Stanford community and are managed by Residential & Dining Enterprises. The gardens are part of Stanford’s BeWell program. We have two gardens, one near the Medical School and one near the Munger Complex for a total of more than 150 individual garden plots spanning one acre of land.

After reviewing the website, including the Community Garden PlotGarden Policies, and FAQ tabs above, please direct any additional questions to the Garden Manager at bewellgardens@stanford.edu.

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Community Gardens Plot

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Regular Stanford University staff, faculty, currently enrolled Stanford students and Stanford Hospital & Clinics employees are eligible to obtain an individual garden plot. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Gardeners must complete the BeWell SHALA (if eligible) before receiving their plot.

Once accepted into the garden, gardeners must read and sign the garden policies and procedures and pay yearly, prorated dues.

Communal Plots

Due to the limited number of plots, we plan to build communal plots in 2016 in order to allow more people to join the garden. Getting into the communal plots does not remove your name for the individual plot waiting list

To apply, please fill out the form below:

Visit

 

The BeWell Community Gardens are open to the public. Come admire our produce, but don't pluck! Each garden plot is maintained by individual gardeners who look forward to harvesting the fruits of their labor. If you'd like a plot of your own, please visit here for more information.

Keep green by walking or biking to visit us! Limited parking available.

Oak Road BeWell Community Garden
The Oak Road garden is next to the Sandhill Fields on Oak Road. The closest intersection is Welch Road.

 

Lane B BeWell Community Garden
The Lane B garden is at the intersection of Lane B and Campus Drive.

 

 

BeWell Community Garden Policies

These guidelines have been developed to ensure that everyone who gardens at the Stanford BeWell Community Gardens enjoys a safe, positive, and rewarding experience. The BeWell Community Garden Manager manages the BeWell Community gardens. Please direct all questions to: bewellgardens@stanford.edu or 650-724-7243.

Summary of Guidelines

Stanford University staff, faculty, retirees, post-docs, currently enrolled Stanford students and Stanford Hospital & Clinics faculty and employees are eligible to obtain a garden plot. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis after completing the BeWell SHALA (for those who are BeWell eligible).

  • Gardeners must sign a contract and agree to follow the BeWell Community Garden policies and procedures.

  • Garden plots are assigned each year. The two BeWell requirements must be completed each year prior to a garden plot assignment.

  • Gardeners must maintain their gardens in good working order year-round.

  • The gardens are strictly organic.

Please download the full BeWell Community Garden Policies & Procedures here.

The policies and procedures are subject to change without prior notice, if necessary, to keep these policies in compliance with county, state and federal laws and/or with policies and procedures of Stanford University.

FAQ

BeWell Community Gardens FAQ's

Thank you for your interest in the BeWell Community Gardens! Below we have included the answers to some frequently asked questions.

What are the policies and procedures for the community gardens?

To ensure that the entire community enjoys a safe, positive, and rewarding experience at the Stanford BeWell Community Gardens, please review the complete BeWell Community Garden Policies and Procedures here.

Who is eligible for a garden plot?

All regular Stanford University staff, faculty, retirees, post-docs, currently enrolled Stanford students, and Stanford Hospital & Clinics employees and faculty are eligible to obtain an individual garden plot. Garden plots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is the process to apply for and receive a plot?

We currently have a long wait list for the garden plots. Please fill out the application for the wait list. We will contact you when a spot becomes available. 

How much are dues?

Dues vary depending on whether you are interested in an individual plot or a communal plot, as well as your status as a member of staff, faculty, retiree, current student, or post-doctoral student.
Please refer to the below charts for the appropriate annual dues.

ANNUAL DUES FOR INDIVIDUAL PLOTS
Staff, Faculty & Retirees $60
Current Students and Post-Docs $50

 

 

 

ANNUAL DUES FOR COMMUNAL PLOTS
Staff, Faculty & Retirees $30
Current Students and Post-Docs $25

 

 

 

How are dues used?

Dues are applied toward the purchase of garden supplies, repairs for tools and equipment, sponsoring educational events, and to employ a part-time student garden coordinator. In short, everything we need for a fun and fruitful garden!

What are the communal garden plots?

Communal garden plots are larger than individual garden plots. These sections are truly communal as they are not designated for specific departments or groups. Communal plots often have a shorter waitlist than individual plots, and you may apply for both the communal and individual plots. Qualifying for a communal plot does not remove your name from the waitlist for individual plots.

What kinds of things can I plant?

Please see the policies and procedures for more details on what plants you may and may not plant in your plot.

What if I have a question that has not been answered here?

Please let us know if you have additional questions that are not answered above or on this website by emailing bewellgardens@stanford.edu.

Thank you for your interest in our community gardens!