Santa Clara University


The Forge Garden

Welcome! The Forge Garden is part of Santa Clara University's (SCU) Center for Sustainability and is an educational garden, on-campus green space and urban resting spot for the SCU community. Browse around and learn about the history, news & events, and other happenings on site. And grow with us by connecting with us on social media!

Old Forge field school site, 2003

About Us

Established in 2009, the Forge is SCU's educational, organic garden and is a project of University Operations and the Center for Sustainability.


Open Hours

Drop-in Volunteering:
Mon, Wed, & Fri 9-11 am
Weekly Farm Stand:
Fridays 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Click to see the calendar!

Forge Gate sign

Grow with us!

Join the mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Instagram in order to receive first access to all our workshops, special events, produce shares, and garden workdays!

Waterwise Gardening

News & Events

See the latest news and RSVP for the latest workshop or event to learn something new or to brush up on some old skills!



The garden serves as an outdoor classroom and living laboratory by hosting course research from academic departments across campus.


Community Engagement

The Forge offers service learning and community engagement opportunities through on-campus programs and organization for people of all ages.
Contact Us

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