Ogier Gardens Workshops

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Garden Hands Compost Tea Workshop

Intro to Organic Gardening

    Home gardening can help you improve your health through better nutrition, enhance your food security and even save you money. In this workshop participants will be introduced to the basics of starting an organic home garden. Topics include garden planning, site selection, soil preparation, planting, fertilization and natural pest management techniques.

Composting 101

    A rind is a terrible thing to waste! Compost is a valuable source of nutrients for your garden and and excellent, environmentally friendly way to get rid of your waste. Participants will learn how to create and maintain and organic  composting system for recycling kitchen and yard wastes into black gold for the home garden!

Tea at Three 

    Come to our tea parties and learn how to dry and make your own fresh herbal teas from Student Engagement Liaison and Ogier Gardens staff member Mallory Schott. 

Good Bug, Bad Bug? Workshop permaculture Eat for the Planet

Good Bug/ Bad Bug


    Don't squish it and then wish you hadn't missed this workshop! Come learn about beneficial insects and pests in the garden. Some beneficials, like ladybugs, undergo complete metamorphosis and their larvae look nothing like their adult form.

Intro to Permaculture

    Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavor. This workshop covers topics such as how build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more.

Eat for the Planet

    A collaboration between the Environmental Center, Department of Health Promotion and Dietetics & Nutrition, the Eat for the Planet workshop strives to teach students about healthy eating on a low budget. The workshop includes a discussion about sustainability in the food system.


The gardens can be found next to Park Lake near Lot 18. Click here to see map.


For more information or to sign up for a workshop contact us at ogiergardens@unf.edu


Workshops presented by the UNF Department of Heath Promotion.