Southwestern's Greenhouse is used in part for faculty and student research projects, as well as courses on biodiversity, biology of food, botany, genetics and evolution, and ecology. It also doubles as laboratory space for the Biology Department. The greenhouse contains two bays with independent climate control and a 200 ft workroom.
The Community Garden is an organic garden located behind the Studio Arts Building. It has 18 plots open to students, faculty and staff for personal use and larger plots that produce food for the community.