Santa Clara University


Community Engagement

forge community engagement 

The Forge Garden engages the community through a variety of workshops, events, and programs. The garden organizes several quarterly workshops about a variety of gardening and farming topics, acts as a program hub for Bronco Urban Gardens, serves as an Arrupe Engagement site for the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education's community-based learning objective, hosts other service-learning and team-building activities.

Previous workshops held at the garden have covered the following topics:

  • Raised bed building
  • Container gardening
  • Winter fruit tree pruning
  • Backyard beekeeping
  • Backyard composting
  • Backyard chickens
  • Vermicomposting (worm composting)
  • Summer planting

The garden also participates in special events related to Food Day, Campus Sustainability Day, and Alumni Service Day, as well as hosting annual programs like the Faculty/ Staff Spring Showcase, Life After SCU, and the Sustainability Celebration. 

**To organize your own service day, tour, or event, please contact Rose, the Garden Manager at a few weeks in advance. 


Contact Us

Center for Sustainability
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053