Let's Garden!

The 20th season of the SCSU Community Garden is here! 

Summer Work Days and Hours
Tuesdays 4-6 p.m.
Thursdays 4-6 p.m.
Saturdays 3-6 p.m. (5 p.m. potluck)

If you have a question about the garden or would like to become involved somehow, please do not hesitate to contact me.

See you in the garden!
Tracy Ore, Garden Director
Email: teore@stcloudstate.edu
Text/phone: (320) 492-6724


If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Plant These Seeds

Container Gardening

Herbs in pots

Container gardening has many advantages and can be a lot of fun. Download Tracy Ore's presentation materials that tells you everything you need to know to get started.

Learn More About Container Gardening (PDF)


Produce on farmer's market table

Make something healthy and delicious for dinner tonight or to share with a neighbor. We have collected favorite recipes of from our garden volunteers.

View Our Recipe Collection

Canning and Freezing

rows of canned pickles

Enjoy your summer harvest all year long by preserving your produce with canning or freezing. Find your supplies list and step-by-step instructions here.

Canning and Freezing Your Harvest (PDF)

Where Roots Take Hold

Tracy Ore kneeling in garden

A beautiful diversity of living things have been sown and harvested in the St. Cloud State University Community Garden — all because 17 years ago Tracy Ore planted her vision and her knees on a scrubby patch of campus land on Fifth Avenue.

Tracy Ore and the multigenerational team of volunteer gardeners and community partners she has attracted to the garden have grown a rich array of produce, flowers and relationships on what soon became a campus/community intersection for cultivating what Ore calls "environmental and community sustainability."

It's a true community garden, an idea Ore says germinated as a result of one of those conversations that happen when a wonderful mentor comes along to change the trajectory of your life.

Donate Your Time, Talent or Treasure

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Get Involved with the Garden Contact us today

If you would like to become involved with the upcoming season of the St. Cloud State University Community Garden, please contact Dr. Tracy Ore.

Tracy Ore, PhD
Community Garden Director
Professor of Sociology

Phone: (320) 492-6724
Email: teore@stcloudstate.edu
In person: 486 Centennial Hall