This Blog is primarily for students and staff working at UGArden as an intern, a paid student, or engaged in an undergraduate/graduate research project.
UGArden is a student-run community farm located just south of the main University of Georgia campus. Student volunteers help manage and provide the primary labor to grow approximately 4 acres of vegetables, fruits, shiitake mushrooms and herbs using organic practices.
The mission of UGArden is to build a community of students centered on a sustainable food system. The goals of UGArden are: 1) to teach students to grow food using organic practices; 2) to share healthy, sustainably grown food with members of the local community who are less fortunate; 3) to engage students in the local community through service learning; and 4) to provide opportunities for students to learn practical skills and experiment with new ideas.
We currently have approximately 1.5 acres in active cultivation, including medicinal and culinary herbs, vegetables, fruits, and shiitake mushrooms. Another 3 acres are in various in stages of rotation (mostly cover crops).