Grow Your Own Food

Growing fruits and vegetables seems overwhelming to most people, but it’s actually much simpler than it sounds. All you need is a few square feet of the great outdoors, a water source, and a little time.  The UBU has FREE allottments for students, right here on Campus!

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

  • Save money on groceries

Your grocery bill will shrink as you begin to stock your pantry with fresh produce from your backyard.

  • Get outdoor exercise

Planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting add purposeful physical activity to your day.  Be sure to lift heavy objects properly, and to stretch your tight muscles before and after strenuous activity. Gardening is also a way to relax, de-stress, center your mind, and get fresh air and sunshine.

  • Enjoy better-tasting food

Fresh food is the best food! If it tastes better, you’ll be more likely to eat the healthy, fresh produce that you know your body needs.

  • Build a sense of pride

 Growing your own food is one of the most purposeful and important things a human can do—it's work that directly helps you thrive, nourish and maintain your health. Caring for your plants and waiting as they blossom and "fruit" before your eyes is an amazing sense of accomplishment!