Community garden

Growing some veggies or herbs is one of the best ways to de-stress from various work and life situations. That is in addition to bringing in some fresh produce and so needed vitamins to your table!

However, nowadays most of us live in densely populated urban areas making this experience more difficult to achieve. Not surprisingly, however, community gardens are sprouting all over the world to the extent that it may be called a movement. Such spaces provide opportunities to grow vegetables while at the same time connecting members of the community via shared experiences, workshops or other events.

In spring 2021, Estonian University of Life Sciences established a community garden which is situated next to the main building (Kreutzwaldi 1a) and it has: 

  • raised beds,
  • communal sitting area,
  • infrastructure for composting and watering,
  • a growing community providing support on veggie related questions and beyond.

Community gardening is free and open to long-term students (with more than 1 semester left in their studies) and staff. At the initial stage, the spaces are limited.


The community garden is organized by volunteers and The Green University Initiative. Material costs for the establishment of the community garden are covered by the Estonian University of Life Sciences.


EMU community garden is a space to connect, relax, grow and learn. To ensure that we are able to maintain and also grow the garden and of course the community surrounding it, it is necessary to understand that:

  1. EMU community garden is established and maintained by volunteers and fellow growers so it will be essential for you to leave space in a better shape than you found it! It will be up to you to keep your personal space in check and up to as all to keep common spaces in order!
  2. Raised beds are allocated to individuals who are taking care of the space for the entire season, thus produce from these beds belong to them no matter how yummy it looks.
  3. Please, be mindful and polite with other community members. Regardless of all the possible differences, you have at least one thing in common that is the deep passion for growing veggies. Exchange the knowledge and learn from each other!
  4. We are going to follow organic gardening principles. Most importantly, all synthetic pesticides (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides) are strictly forbidden. The same goes for inorganic fertilizers.
  5. To keep everyone safe, please follow all the necessary restrictions and recommendations regarding covid19 provided by the University and Estonian Government.


For further information, please contact:

Martin Tikk, e-mail 

Kristina Noreikienė, e-mail: