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Garden Tours & Workshops

Our garden tours start at 9 AM every Friday during the semester, depending on weather. Anyone can attend the free hour long tour! Come learn how and what we grow!


Fall 2021 Workshops

Learn more about the Ogier Gardens and how to maintain your own gardens through our workshops. Workshops are free for UNF students, staff and the general public. 

Intro to Organic Gardening

Home gardening can improve your health, save you money, and increase your food security. Learn the basics to starting your own garden with the Ogier Gardens Coordinator, Kevin Anderson.

All classes are 10 AM - 11 AM

  • September 1
  • September 22
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 5

Compost 101

A rind is a terrible thing to waste! Come learn how to set up and maintain your own composting system to recycle your kitchen scraps and yard waste. Fight climate change and learn how to make black gold with the Ogier Gardens very own Compost Steward, Anastasia Utley.

  • August 27, 4 PM-5 PM
  • September 7, 9 AM-10 AM
  • September 28, 9 AM-10 AM
  • October 12, 9 AM-10 AM
  • October 19, 9 AM-10 AM

Herbal Tea with Madi

Come to our tea party and learn about how to dry and make your own fresh herbal teas from health educator and Ogier Gardens’ staff member Madi Walker.


All classes are 3 PM-5 PM

  • September 15
  • September 29
  • October 13
  • October 27

Soil Biology Matters!


Come learn all about the critical importance of soil biology and how to improve it from local expert, Allen Skinner. Healthy soil is the key to food security and nutrition for all as well as a key way to sequester carbon and fight climate change. Allen is the owner of Soil Life Organics.


  • September 10, 10 AM - 11 AM

Honey Bees and Beekeeping

Bees are critical for our food supply, yet more than 25% of the managed honey bee population has disappeared since 1990. Learn about beekeeping in North Florida from local expert, Greg Harris.

  • September 16, 4 PM-5 PM

Eat For the Planet

Learn how to eat healthy with the lowest environmental footprint, examining food choices, and focusing on the web of people and processes vital to sustainable food production.

  • November 19, 3 PM-4 PM

Good Bug or 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.

  • October 6, 10 AM-11 AM