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

Garden leads have been working with UCI CALPIRG to receive Bee Campus Certification. Progress will be posted on this page later.

“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 produce to be donated to the FRESH Basic Needs Hub.

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

Given the current situation, the ASUCI and SRC Garden leads have implemented safety precautions regarding garden shifts. These include wearing a face mask requirement and updating your Daily Symptom Check. 

We are also requiring volunteers to sign up for shifts, as there is a maximum of 3 total gardeners at one time. The shift sign-up sheet will be emailed to you once you have completed the form below.

Also, stay up-to-date with garden and shift updates through the Ants in Your Plants Facebook Page

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 received email confirmation.


Due to COVID-19, we have taken certain precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. These include a face mask requirement and distancing in the garden. More information will be sent out once the Volunteer Form is completed.

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 Sustainability Project and Garden Commissioners, Alex Lou and Patrick Yang, via email at



Seed Library

Coming Soon!

Hope to see you at the garden!