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Conservation and Experiential Learning Garden

meadow flowers

The Conservation and Experiential Learning Garden (CELG) supports the role of the Evergreen Campus to enhance and protect native biodiversity, facilitate meaningful interactions with the environment and support innovative education opportunities. The 12,000 square foot garden features interactive certified native wildlife habitat and a raised bed organic community vegetable garden.

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Plant Species 


 1  Community Vegetable Garden   Plant Biology  Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Blueberry Bush, seasonal vegetables  Humans
 2  Native Tree Grove  Food and Cover   Paw Paw, Service Berry, Sassafras

American Robin, Baltimore Oriole, Northern Cardinal

 3  Managed Native Habitat  Cover and soil stabilization   Big Blue Stem grasses, Aster, Amsonia Insects, Birds, Small mammals
 4  Stony Run Stream  Water Source  - All
 5  Pollinator Meadow  Food and Nectar  Bee Balm, Coreopsis, Black Eyed Susan, Echinacea, Goldenrod

Bumble Bee, Checkerspot Butterfly, Leaf Cutting Bee, Monarch Butterfly

Native Wildlife Habitat

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The conservation garden features native trees, grasses and flowering plants that support and attract native birds, bees and butterflies. The garden is certified by National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Maryland of Patterson Park and Monarch Watch.

Community Vegetable Garden

students and staff work in garden during annual planting partyThe Loyola Community Garden is a raised bed organic vegetable and herb garden. It is located on the Evergreen Campus next to Avila Hall. The garden was constructed in 2010 as part of a Kolvenbach research project, but it is now managed by sustainability staff and the Environmental Studies department.

The far east garden beds contain a variety of perennial herbs including sage, rosemary, thyme, and chives. The west beds contain a rotation of annual vegetables and herbs planted at the planting party hosted by sustainability staff each spring.

Loyola Sustainability welcomes you to visit the Loyola Community Garden to harvest herbs and vegetables as they become available throughout the summer season.  All produce is open to Loyola community for harvesting.