The UF Community Farm has many ways to get involved! From growing your own food as part of the Gator Gardening Club to developing independent research, the farm has something for everyone.
Internships and Independent Study:
Do you need to complete an internship or research for your major? Looking for a way to gain more experience in farming or food systems? The UF Community Farm offers many opportunities to gain professional, hands-on experience for any major!
There are many classes taught at the UF Community Farm in a host of different disciplines. There is also a UF Community Farm Practicum course that is offered each semester. Here is a list of current and past classes.
- PLS 2003 Plants that Feed the World
- PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science
- PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science
- AGR 3501 Environment, Food, and Society
- AGR 4212 Alternative Cropping Systems
- AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production
- AGR 4231 Forage Science
- AGR 4320 Plant Breeding
- ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology
- ALS4932 UF Community Farm Practicum
- SWS 4602C Soil Physics
- AGR 4932 Tropical Crop Production
- AEC 4504 Curriculum & Program Planning for Agricultural Education
- PLS 6655 Plant/Herbicide Interactions
- AGR 6442C Physiology of Agronomic Plants
Gator Gardening Club:
Join the Gator Gardening Club and get involved in the production and management of the Student Garden. Members will work on growing a diverse selection of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers for themselves and for people in need in our community. You can also join our Facebook group to learn more!
The UF Community Farm offers space for hands-on and project-based learning for your class. Whether you are looking for a one-time field trip to demonstrate a concept or want your students to explore a topic or system in the field throughout the semester, the farm can help you achieve your goals. For more information, please read the guidelines and to request space you may fill out the request form.
The UF Community Farm is primarily focused on teaching and student research, however the system itself offers interesting opportunities for research. We are also open to new ideas and ways to collaborate!
The UF Community Farm offers space for formal and informal outreach on sustainable agriculture and food systems. We are developing permanent demonstrations and have space to collaborate with faculty and students for outreach.
Gator Gardening Work Days