The campus Community Garden is managed by SOU's environmental resource center, ECOS (The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous). Comprised of 70 plots the garden covers approximately one acre of land on the SOU campus near Henry and Mountain streets (behind parking lot 36).
Plots are tended by individuals (both students and community members) and some are shared communal beds. A ten-foot tall deer fence protects the garden, a small orchard of fruit and nut trees grows out front, there is an information kiosk near the front gate and the 40-foot greenhouse is a welcome resource for growers to start seedlings in the cold days of March and April.
All of the food grown in the plots managed by the Civic Engagement Program is donated to the SOU food pantry in an effort to provide fresh nutritional produce for food-insecure students. Students from Central Medford High School maintain a garden bed and donate their time to help the garden thrive. For more information on the ECOS Community Garden please visit: