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Arboretum Good Life Garden Enhancement

We are very grateful to the hundreds of donors who supported the GATEway to the Edible Campus campaign during UC Davis Give Day, Big Day of Giving or anytime during our campaign period of April 20 - May 3, 2018. Thank you!

As our nation’s number one school of agriculture and one of the world’s most sustainable universities, UC Davis is home to students and a large community interested in nourishing the world responsibly.

In support of this passion, the Arboretum and Public Garden is seeking gifts for a very special project; transforming the Good Life Garden into an engaging and educational GATEway to the Edible Campus. The Good Life Garden, located at the south entry to campus in the center of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, will become a glorious stage for community learning about sustainable edible gardening and a portal for visitors to explore edible landscape projects across campus committed to growing food for the health and well-being of our community and the world.

In our re-envisioned Good Life Garden, teams of student and community volunteers will steward the garden year-round, we’ll outfit a new mobile education cart for student interns to bring learning activities into the garden and we’ll enhance the garden with educational signs and outdoor classroom features to attract and impact even more families, students and groups.

We are raising money for this project during our two-week GATEway to the Edible Campus campaign from April 20 - May 3, 2018. Your Give Day gift will be matched thanks to families and companies that have pledged challenge gifts for the campaign. Parts of the project, such as improved irrigation, are being funded by UC Davis; generous Give Day donors will help us do the rest.

Thank you for considering a gift supporting the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s Good Life Garden and our GATEway to the Edible Campus campaign!


Suzanne Ullensvang
Resource Development Manager
[email protected]
530-752-8324 (Phone)

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Office of University Development

UC Davis
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Davis, CA 95616-5270

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