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Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping Has Their Produce Covered

Tue, November 12, 2019
What's going on in the Good Life Garden? Stay updated with the Edible Landscaping team's latest work and contributions to campus.

Watercress Research in Progress in the Salad Bowl Garden

Thu, July 18, 2019

Exciting things are happening at the Salad Bowl Garden! Researches in Gail Taylor's group at UC Davis are collecting germplasm (seeds or tissue used for breeding) and studying the genetic background of antioxidant contents and resource-use efficiency of watercress. 

Fall 2018 Edible Plant List

Fri, October 12, 2018
Below is a list of plants that students in our Learning by Leading™ Edible Landscaping internship will be planting in the UC Davis Good Life Garden in Fall 2018. Most of these plants will also be available at our plant sale on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Students harvest Good Life Garden for donation to The Pantry

Thu, January 12, 2017

On Monday, January 9, 2017, students in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading Edible Landscaping Internship picked fruits and vegetables grown in the UC Davis Good Life Garden, but this was not just any run-of-the-mill harvest. It was the first time produce grown here could be donated to The Pantry – a student-run organization that works to ensure no student ever has to miss a meal or go without necessities for financial reasons.

Re-envisioning the UC Davis Good Life Garden post construction

Fri, January 06, 2017

The courtyard of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, home to the UC Davis Good Life Garden since 2008, quickly became a popular venue for weddings and high-profile university events thanks to the gorgeous, well-maintained, ever-changing edible landscape. Recently however, a nearby construction project necessitated the removal of many of the edible demonstration planting beds. As a result, we are taking this time to re-imagine the garden, how it can more fully integrate student education, academic partnerships and community engagement.

Stop the rot!

Thu, May 26, 2016
Volunteers needed to harvest student-grown crops!  WHAT: Harvest for the Yolo Food Bank
DATE: Friday, June 10, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Plant Sciences Field (Meet at Bowley Plant Science Teaching Facility)

UPDATE: Good Life Garden

Tue, March 08, 2016
Students are growing edible plants in the Good Life Garden, which will be donated to the UC Davis Food Pantry for students in need.