Organic Garden & Orchard

Organic Garden Chickens and Babies. Picture by Mariah Reed '14

The Organic Garden at Randolph College is a small, beautiful parcel of land located on a hill northeast of the Maier Museum (Google map) that has been developed through the efforts of students, staff, faculty, and members of the Lynchburg community dedicated to the principles and practices of organic gardening such as Permaculture and Indigenous Knowledge (IK). Our hands-on approach to growing crops and raising animals on campus is harmonious with nature and grounded in theoretical study as well as a commitment to community development.

We are guided in all we do by our belief that sustainability is ultimately possible only in a community context, and that the development of community is both a means to and an end result of sustainability.

We welcome you to join us and enjoy what the organic garden may offer you as you contribute your own gifts to its richness. You can reach the Garden Advisor, Ludo, for a tour of the garden or to get more information about the program.

You may also learn more about our garden at these links:


- May 24, 2013 Grant will support Lynchburg edible landscaping nursery at Randolph's organic garden

- March 18, 2012 Blog post about the organic garden

- July 19, 2011 Summer Research project builds on organic garden, aims to increase edible landscaping

- May 19, 2011 Mr. Abbassi on the Organic Garden at Randolph College (Student Video)

- May 19, 2011 Sound Portrait: The Organic Garden (Student Video)

October 10, 2010 Promoting Sustainable Communities: The Randolph College Permaculture Program

- February 2010 How Does Your Garden Grow?

- February 2010 From Garden to Table

- December 16, 2009 Randolph College Unknowns (Video)

- February 23, 2009 Going Green