The Garden Commons

The Garden Commons is Arizona State University’s community urban garden space located on the Polytechnic campus.

An urban green space connecting people and place, focused on supporting a holistic food system and food security. The Garden Commons has themed areas to include: a community garden, citrus orchard, resource room, composting facility, and patio space. 

The Polytechnic campus Farm Stand and surrounding food banks will benefit from the gardens harvest. 


Empowering students to become “change-agents” to support sustainable food systems and rethink how we access, cultivate and value food. 


Creating a new commitment and understanding of the benefits of sustainable food systems through dynamic hands on learning experiences.


The Garden Commons is available for use through classes, special events and volunteer opportunities. 


The Garden Commons is only available for use through classes, special events and volunteer opportunities. 

Contact Susan Norton for information on events and volunteer requests. 

Farm Stand

Purchase garden produce and flowers seasonally, October through April. Check Facebook page for date, times, and location.

Visit the Garden Commons Facebook page for announcements on events, the Farm Stand and volunteer opportunities. 



We would like to thank our donors for their contributions for Phase 1 of the Garden Commons.

Internal ASU: 

  • ASU Arboretum.
  • ASU Pitchfunder Campaign.
  • Business and Finance.
  • Capital Programs Management Group.
  • Educational Outreach and Student Services.
  • Facilities Management - Polytechnic. 
  • Office of University Architect.
  • Print Lab ASU. 
  • Sun Devil Dining.
  • Sustainability Practices.
  • Undergraduate Student Government.
  • Zero Waste.


External ASU: 

  • Apex Landscape. 
  • Coffman Studio.
  • Edge Construction.
  • Flower Street Urban Gardens.
  • Green King.
  • Gro-Well.
  • Kornegay Designs.
  • Mainline Sales, Inc.
  • Mountain States Nursery.  
  • Natureworks.
  • Oldcastle APG Superlite.
  • Postinos.
  • Treeland Nursery.
  • V & P Nursery.
  • Vitalyst Foundation.


Future Phases as funding grows:

  • Additional growing space.

  • Community patio pavilion.

  • Event space.

  • Grand entry.

  • Meditation space.


If you would like more information about supporting our Garden Commons Phase II Campaign, please reach out to or