Are you interested in organic gardening? Want to learn about what it takes to cultivate and grow healthy, delicious fruits and veggies? Do you like to work outside and get your hands dirty? Or maybe you'd just like to hang out with a great bunch of creative, interesting people and have some fun while you improve your environment. No matter what the case, volunteering in the UNF Ogier Gardens might be for you. Come join our team and help build, cultivate and maintain our beautiful garden. Or adopt your own garden bed and feel the thrill of accomplishment and satisfaction as you watch your work turn into healthy foods you can eat. During volunteer hours, UNF students from all over campus come together to work in the dirt, till, weed and water the rows and hang out with nature. You can put the volunteer hours on your resume, and you'll learn a lot about organic gardening and maybe make some new friends.
Spring 2016 general volunteer hours are Tuesdays 9am-noon, as well as Wednesdays
and Fridays 9:00am-noon & 1pm-5pm. Our hours are weather dependent and if it's raining or looking like thunderstorms we typically keep the gardens closed. If it's cloudy, that's perfect weather for gardening! Just come out during those times and we can give you a tour and put you to work! Staff will frequently work during a light rain, and you can typically see from parking lot 18 if we're out there: the shed door will be open. There is blue box near the pathway when you arrive that you can sign-in your volunteer hours. Please log your time, this helps our record keeping and helps us to defend our budget! Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended. We have sunscreen, a water station, gloves you can borrow, and we’ll have staff out there that can assign you to a task whenever you arrive. We try to never let our volunteers leave empty handed and we often have veggies, herbs, fruits or flowers we can share.
If you or your group would like to adopt your very own garden bed, click the link here.
To volunteer or for more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904)620-1570.
We also post volunteer hours, updates, events and workshops on our Ogier Garden's Facebook page. Follow us at: http://www.facebook.com/UNFGardens.
We are located near Park Lake near Lot 18. Click here to see a map.
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