MCV Community Garden

A community garden is a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people utilizing either individual or shared plots. They are publicly functioning in terms of ownership, access, and organization. 

VCU's MCV Community Garden, initiated in 2012 by a VCU student group, is located on the east side of the Larrick Student Center. The MCV Community Garden supports 14 raised beds and 2 wheelchair accessible beds with over 1,300 square feet of combined growing space. These beds are further divided into smaller plots for the needs of the individual gardeners. 

If you are a VCU student, staff or faculty membter (VCU Health employees, too) plots can be rented by the semester or year with plot rental cost depending on size. Plots usually become available at the end of a semester, though if you are interested in renting a plot you can be added to the wait list by emailing




Other inquiries, including using the garden space for events or meetings, teaching a class in the MCV Learning Garden related to food access, healthy eating and/or urban gardening and farming, please email