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Garden Tours & Workshops

Our garden tours start at 9:00 AM every Friday during the semester, depending on weather. Anyone can attend the free hour long tours! Come learn how and what we grow!  Below are upcoming events in a Google Calendar that you can easily add to your own calendar.






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. Topics include garden planning, site selection, soil preparation, planting, fertilization, and pest management techniques.

Workshops on the following days:


  • Wednesday, January 23, 1 PM- 2 PM
  • Friday, February 15, 10 AM - 11 AM
  • Tuesday, March 5, 10 AM - 11 AM
  • Wednesday, April 3, 3 PM - 4PM 


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. Learn how to make black gold with Ogier Gardens very own Compost Steward, Connor MacCollom!

 Workshops held 1 PM - 2 PM on the following days:

  • Friday, January 25
  • Friday, February 22
  • Friday, March 29
  • Friday, April 19

Movie Night in the Ogier Gardens:

Join us for movie night as we show A Bug's Life movie and Bee Movie while snacking on edible insects!

Movie: 6:30 PM - 10 PM on:

  • Thursday, March 7


Honey Bees and Beekeeping with Meghan Orman:

Bees are critical for our food supply, yet more than 25% of the managed honey bee population has disappeared since 1990. Learn how you can help!

 Workshop held 3 PM - 4 PM on:

  • Wednesday, March 6


Herbal Tea:

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 Kelly Smith

      Workshops held 3 PM - 5 PM on the following days: 

  • Friday, February 15
  • Friday, March 1
  • Friday, April 5

Pick Your Own Ogier Garden Salad: 
Join us at the gardens for a tour of the garden where you get to harvest your own salad greens along the way. Campus Dining provides dressing and a wide range of delicious toppings. Join us for a lovely afternoon outside and a healthy lunch!

 Workshop held 11 AM - 12:30 PM on:

  • Friday, March 8


Mushroom Log Inoculation:
A hands-on workshop in the Student Union where we will learn about edible mushroom production and assist in inoculating logs to expand the Gardens mushroom production.
 Workshop held 10 AM - 1 PM on: 
  • Wednesday, March 13 in the Student Union Plaza

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.

 Workshop held 10 AM - 11 AM on:

  • Wednesday, March 27


Permaculture: Design and Installation:

Join UNF Alumni Mattie Ledew for a three part permaculture design course. This hands-on workshop will review the ecological design system and give students the opportunity to implement their design at the gardens. 

 Workshops held 1 PM - 3 PM on: 

  • Friday, March 1
  • Friday, March 8
  • Friday, March 15

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.

 Workshop held 10 AM - 11 AM on:

  • Wednesday, February 20

Osprey Spring Jamboree:

Join us at the Ogier Gardens for our 3rd annual Garden Olypmics! The jamboree includes a series of competitive events using common garden tools for a chance to win awesome prizes! There will also be garden tours, games, refreshments and lunch provided.

Event held 12 PM - 4 PM on the following days: 

  • Friday, April 5



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