|Getting a raised bed ready to plant!!|
|Fall/winter crops in the ground!|
Here is what Halle had to say about her experience at the UWF Garden:
The UWF Garden Project is a valuable asset to both the University and its students. It allows the students here a chance to get in touch with nature and give back to earth. The students are able to get hands on with planting, place mulch, weeding, and the other tasks necessary to grow an organic garden. However, this comes with some drawbacks. So much hands-on work can be difficult to manage, but at the same time, it is such a rewarding experience to see the transformation of an overgrown area of campus into a beautiful corner friendly to both animals and the community. As a college student, it can be overwhelming to deal with the struggles of maintaining a good GPA and everyday tasks, but the gardens offer as a piece of serenity and calmness that is hard to find in one’s everyday bustling life. That is why this project is so important to continue. Plus, not only is it a beautiful place to visit, it also offers as a teaching tool for valuable life lessons on growing an organic garden, growing food, and the importance of the environment as a whole. These lessons often take a back seat to the typical academia that is taught in colleges, so the UWF Gardens is essential to teaching the community about the environment and how to live an eco-friendly life.
|Halle even made a new friend one day!|