North Carolina Botanical Garden


Edible Campus UNC Tour

with Kyle Parker, Coordinator, Edible Campus UNC
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required


Take a walk with the coordinator of Edible Campus UNC, one of the North Carolina Botanical Garden's community outreach programs that creates gardens across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus full of edible, medicinal, and pollinator-friendly plants. We'll see and taste from the gardens, and we'll learn about the program and how it supports food justice initiatives at the University, and more!


Note: We'll meet at the main Edible Campus Garden, located next to Davis Library on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus (at the corner of Raleigh Street and Lenoir Drive). Allow time for parking downtown, or take the bus!



Registration open through 5/12/2021 12:00 PM EST

About GO Public Gardens Week

This annual tradition (formerly National Public Gardens Week) of the American Public Gardens Association celebrates public gardens, raising awareness of the important role the North Carolina Botanical Garden plays in the community. Join NCBG staff for a guided tour of some of our gardens and natural areas, emphasizing our role as a Conservation Garden. We encourage you to attend multiple tours.

About the Speaker

Kyle Parker joined Edible Campus UNC as coordinator in 2020.  Prior to that he worked three years as the Edible Campus horticulturalist and three years as the garden assistant at Carolina Community Garden.  He also worked at a local native plant nursery and ran a small gardening / landscape business for several years.  He hopes that through Edible Campus he can empower and inspire the environmental leaders of tomorrow and help to educate the UNC community on the importance of local food systems and environmental sustainability. He has a great enthusiasm for cooking, flowers, sports, music, the great outdoors, and thinks there's nothing better than having a good laugh.

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UNC Community Standards

We are taking extensive precautions to make sure the Garden is a safe place to visit, and we need your help to keep it safe for everyone. When registering, you must agree to abide by the UNC Community Standards. Read the UNC Community Standards here.


In brief, please follow these practices:

  • Before leaving home for class, check for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening checklist. Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptom(s) indicated on the screening checklist. If you are not able to attend class for this reason, we will offer you a full refund as course credit or to your credit card.

  • Watch your distance and remain 6 feet apart from others.

  • Bring a mask with you. Wear a mask at all times indoors and when you are unable to maintain a 6' distance outdoors.

  • Wash your hands often.

  • Wipe off your work area before class with disinfecting wipes that will be available in the classroom.

By doing these things, you are doing your part to keep others safe both on campus and in our local communities.


Edible Campus Garden

Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Click here for directions