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
  • Landscape Water-Wise
  • Tomato Pruning and Care

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 plant sales, the Fall Harvest Party, Spring Open House, and the Sustainability Celebration. 

**To organize your own service day, tour, or event, please contact 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