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The Forge Garden

Santa Clara University’s ½-acre edible, organic garden is a hub for sustainable food system education. Established in 2008, the Forge Garden has committed to serve the campus as a space for course research, service learning, and demonstration of sustainable food production. 

The Forge Garden currently has six chickens, four beehives, a 400-square foot greenhouse, a compost center, over 20 fruit trees, over 15,000-square feet of garden beds, a public commons, an aquaponic system, and the 2007 Solar Decathlon House used as an office. 

Visit the garden

The gate is open 9 AM-5 PM, Monday-Friday during the academic year.


Drop in Wednesdays or Fridays 9-11:30 AM.

Farm Stand

Donation-based, on Fridays 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

Attend workshops

Learn gardening, cooking, or crafting skills.

Learn outside

Take our Urban Agriculture Practicum or complete your ELSJ requirement at a BUG site.

Join the crew

Internship applications open up every spring.

Fall Workshops

Natural Building (Oct), Worm Composting (Nov), Garden Gifts for the Holidays (Dec)

RSVP now

Produce box delivery to campus

We are a pick-up spot for Spade & Plow's Community Supported Agriculture! Receive $15 off your first box using code: organic52

Sign up for a CSA box
  • Allison Carmody '17

    Allison Carmody '17

    "I really love being able to share what I’ve learned with the volunteers and farm stand patrons. I’ve learned so much this year...the garden has really helped me find my passions and what I actually want to do when I grow up."


Pounds of produce harvested


Pounds of produce donated


Pounds of produce sold to SCU Dining Services


Farm Stand visitors

Forge Highlights from the Sustainability Update

    • Erin Fox

      Class of 2019

      Erin Fox

      "Because of the opportunities and relationships I forged at the garden, I have now found a way to give back to my community, practice sustainability and find fulfillment within myself.”