Campus Gardens

These outdoor, living classrooms offer hands-on learning opportunities


A distinctive feature of Prescott College's campus is its many gardens. These outdoor, living classrooms offer hands-on learning opportunities for agroecology students and many were created as senior projects of graduates in this program. They are coordinated by Environmental Studies Instructor Rebekah Doyle and maintained through class projects, student workers, and volunteers. The gardens provide spaces for experimenting with ecological growing techniques as well as food for the Crossroads Café. Students compost café food waste and apply the finished amendment to the garden beds.

These mixtures of crops and flowers create natural history moments and a vibrant atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

Prescott College Campus Gardens

  • Wangari Maathai tree nursery 
  • Rachel Carson garden 
  • Alan Chadwick terraces 
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey terraces
  • Barbara McClintock garden
  • The native plant nursery
  • Campus greenhouse 
  • Palo Verde garden
  • Cholla garden
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