Urban and Parkside Gardens

Garden coordinator leads a workshop in the USC Urban Garden.

Urban Garden

The USC Urban Garden was established in 2010 as a partnership between the Office of Sustainability and the non-profit organization Urban Farming. Located in the yard of a USC-owned house on Shrine Place, the garden is free and open for students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors to use. Neither pesticides nor chemical fertilizer are used to maintain the garden.


Parkside Garden

The Parkside Garden is managed by students of The Garden Club. Contact uscgardening@gmail.com to request more information. Located on the University Park Campus, the Parkside Garden is a fully organic garden space featuring:

  • A full-scale aquaponics system
  • Several urban growing systems (raised bed gardens, pollinator garden)
  • Three vermiculture worm composting systems (flow-through and stackable), which are fed with scraps from students, staff, and campus offices
  • Two additional food-scrap composting systems (tumblers and three bin static pile)
  • Fully-automated drip irrigation