Ants in Your Plants Garden

Welcome to the official page for the Ants in Your Plants Garden!

The Ants in Your Plants Garden is a student led, student funded, and student run garden in Arroyo Vista Housing. The garden is located near the AV amphitheater and is part of the larger Garden Project. We are a group of dedicated students who love being outdoors and seeing the wonderful plants and organisms that thrive in the garden! The garden is open to all UCI students and always looking for volunteers.

The Garden is a partnership between the Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) and the FRESH Basic Needs Hub. You can visit their websites at and

“Ants in your Plants Garden” also known as “Arroyo Vista (AV) Garden” is maintained by students from the Sustainability Resource Center, the AV Groundskeeping Team, and ASUCI’s Garden Commission. The garden has a greenhouse, orchard, and over 40 raised beds.

The primary mission of the garden is to provide UCI students an opportunity to learn about food systems through volunteering and workshops. It’s a student effort to fight food insecurity on campus and promote sustainable practices. In addition to educational and recreational uses, the garden is used to grow fresh, local, and organic produce to be donated to the FRESH Basic Needs Hub on campus.

On December 5th, 2019 the garden team passed the EH&S inspection and officially became a recognized food production site.

Want to help out in the garden? All volunteers must fill out the Volunteer Form and watch the Garden Training Video in order to learn about safety practices when handling in and around the garden. See below!

Also, stay up-to-date with the garden through the Facebook Page and Facebook Group.

Garden hours are led by Garden Commission and SRC members and staff. Hours may vary throughout the weekdays and weekends and change quarterly.

Before coming to Garden Hours make sure you have completed the Volunteer Form first and receive email confirmation from the Garden Commissioner.


Due to COVID-19, there is a modified schedule to garden hours. Please refer to this link for more information,

Feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions or concerns about the garden. We are always here to help you! Feel free to contact the current Garden Commissioner, Alex Lou, via email at



Seed Library

Coming Soon! 

Hope to see you at the garden!