“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.