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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!

 

Spring 2022 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

  • Jan 19
  • Jan 21
  • Feb 2
  • Feb 11
  • Feb 16
  • Mar 11
  • Mar 23
  • Apr 8

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.

  • Jan 14
  • Jan 28
  • Feb 4
  • Feb 18

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

  • Jan 26
  • Feb 9
  • Feb 23
  • Mar 30

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. 

  • Feb 9, 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

Exploring Permaculture

Permaculture offers hands-on solutions to our 
environment's most pressing issues. Learn about permaculture from Joshua Rosenberg, founder of NativeJax Permaculture Design.
  • Feb 11, 2 PM

Turkey Hunting 101

 

Learn about a hunter’s role in conservation & ethics, hunting laws & regulations, sample meats, and fire a crossbow! Led by Ashley Williams of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Pre-registration is suggested (click QR code). Late arrivals are welcome as space allows. Includes a free lunch and a chance to win a guided turkey hunt. 
                 Register now!

 

  • Feb 16, 11 AM- 4 PM

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 beekeeping from local expert, Greg Harris.
  • Mar 9, 3 PM - 4 PM
Mushroom Log Inoculation
A hands-on workshop where you will learn about edible mushroom production and assist in inoculating logs to expand the Gardens’ mushroom production.
  • Mar 11, 10 AM- 3 PM
Attractive Native Plants
Come learn about attracting native species of birds and pollinators using native plants with Ogier Gardens staff member, April Thomas.
  • Apr 8, 2 PM - 3 PM
4th Annual Osprey Spring Jamboree
Our annual celebration of Spring, the Jamboree will feature a live music performance from Colombian hip hop artist "El AKA," a free healthy lunch, plant giveaways, t-shirts, and more! There will be therapeutic animal interaction opportunities with Campus Canines, and Pet Partners as well!
  • Apr 1, 12 PM - 4 PM
Community Potluck
Get to know the Gardens volunteers and student staff at this veggie-friendly gathering open to all students hosted by UNF’s Slow Food Chapter club. Bring a beverage, dish or game to contribute.

All potlucks start 5 PM.

  • Jan 28
  • Feb 25
  • Mar 25