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UMD Sustainability

Edible Landscapes

UMD is committed to integrating sustainability into the planning, use and maintenance of the campus grounds. Edible Landscapes include campus gardens (grown by students, staff and faculty) and campus Juneberries.

In addition to the Edible Landscapes, UMD integrates sustainability into the management of campus green spaces and water resources.

Sophie's Terrace Gardens

Sophie’s Terrace Gardens, a shared space for growing food on campus.

Edible Gardens 2016

Edible Gardens 2015

Edible Gardens 2014

Edible Gardens 2013

Edible Gardens 2012

Edible Gardens 2011

Edible Gardens 2010





 Juneberry (Amelanchier sp.)

Juneberries on Kirby Terrace

Juneberries on Kirby Terrace

Juneberry (also known as Serviceberry or Saskatoon) bushes can be found in several locations on campus, including on the Kirby Terrance and outside the Engineering Building.  The bushes produce small berries, similar to blueberries, in mid to late July.  Once the berries are a dark purple color, they are ready to eat.  Each year the berries are collected by UMD Dining Service staff and volunteers.  The berries are used for desserts offered through campus catering.



National Wildlife Case Study: A UMD Edible Landscape Project Case Study (written by Office of Sustainability graduate student, Brian Bluhm) was published by the National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology program in the summer of 2012.

2013 AASHE Guide to Sustainable Landscaping: UMD’s edible landscape program was featured in the August 2013 Sustainable Landscaping guide from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.  UMD is featured on page 25 of the document, in the call-out box about turning edible landscapes into educational opportunities.  See AASHE’s Guide to Sustainable Landscapes (UMD featured on page 25)

Campus Garden Contact

Contact the to inquire about an Edible Garden Project.


More about Sustainable Agriculture at UMD

Food and Garden Information

Interested in learning more about gardening in northeast Minnesota?  Visit these websites for more information:

Sustainable Agriculture Project on the UMD Farm: Providing Internships and Experiential Learning and Research in Sustainability (UMD Homepage Story – July 2011)

UMD Sustainability
The UMD Sustainability website is administered by the University of Minnesota Duluth's Office of Sustainability.
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