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UWF Community Garden

The UWF Community Garden is an active service project. It is open to the public and we welcome anyone who shares our passion for digging in the dirt and growing things. The garden helps to develop, cultivate, assess and sustain a network of mutually beneficial community partnerships by cultivating a large and growing network of community partners who are committed to food sustainability, nutrition and student development.

About UWF Community Garden

The UWF Community Garden was established in 2009 in collaboration with Manna, a local food pantry. With the help of the UWF Kugelman Honors Program and thousands of volunteers since then, the garden found a permanent site on campus near the water tower and WUWF (88).

The Mission of the UWF Community Garden:
  • Build community at UWF and in the surrounding region
  • Help students develop leadership and community-building skills
  • Teach UWF students, faculty, staff and others how to grow food locally and organically
  • Encourage healthy eating by increasing access to fruits and vegetables
  • Promote food sustainability and security by creating an alternative to the industrial system of food production
  • Increase respect and concern for the natural world
Volunteers standing with produce

Volunteer for the UWF Community Garden

Please help us continue to keep the garden looking beautiful, or participate in our next workday! All of our upcoming events and workdays can be found on our social media. Don't forget to bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. To volunteer with the Community Garden, please complete our Volunteer Form below.

Volunteer for the Community Garden

About the Argos' Edible Campus

Argos’ Edible Campus grew out of the UWF Community Garden Program and aims to plant 1000 fruit trees and bushes across the UWF main campus.

Check Out the Argo Edible Campus

Thank You to Our Partner and Sponsors

The UWF Community Garden would not be possible without the support we have received from our community partners over the years. Please join us in thanking and supporting them!

  • Bob Ross Tree Service
  • Carole Simpson Landscape Design
  • Don and Caroline Thompson
  • Garden Gate Garden Supply
  • IP Foundation
  • Jeff Etheridge, UWF Facilities
  • Jordan Yee from STOA Architects
  • Mary's Heirloom Seeds
  • Steve Black, Green Procedures, Inc.