- Get Involved -

 

From donating non-perishables to the pantry or hosting a food drive to helping tend and harvest in our garden, we have many ways to get involved with the Field and Fork Program!  If you have any questions or want more information after reading the information below, please email aprizzia@ufl.edu.


Students

The Farm and the Gardens are a great place to learn the art and science of growing your own food!  We also grow food for those in need as part of our efforts.  Students are encouraged to develop independent research or to become an intern and help with the many projects we have going on. We would love to have new members, and encourage you to join us!

Clubs

Gator Gardening Club is the club that coordinates with our staff to oversee the Student Garden and helps manage the production system from beginning to end – planting, nurturing, and, harvesting all crops. Many other clubs participate with our program, through the gardens, the pantry or through events and programs. You can see a list of many of these clubs on the About Us Page.

Internships       

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? Looking for a work study opportunity? Field and Fork offers many opportunities to gain professional, hands-on experience for any major. If you are interested in an internship, please send a application and resume to Anna Prizzia at: aprizzia@ufl.edu. Please be sure to indicate the semester(s) you hope to work.

Classes

There are many classes taught at the Farm and Gardens in a host of different disciplines. There is also a Practicum course that is offered regularly.

Current Classes:

Past Classes:

* ART 4639 Advanced Experiments in Art and Technology

* ART 6933 Consumption, Production, Digestion, Excretion: Graduate Seminar in Art and Technology

* ANT 6930/4930 Tropical Gardens: Creating a Latin American Garden

* ARC Design Studio – Design/Build Project Garden Seating Area

* ALS 4932 – UF Community Farm Practicum

* EVS 3000L – Environmental Science Lab

* 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


Faculty

There many ways to get involved with the Field and Fork program as a faculty member!  We have ways to work with you to offer experiential learning from field to plate!

Classes

The Farm and Gardens offer 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.

Research

The Field and Fork Program 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! If you have an idea feel free to email Anna Prizzia at aprizzia@ufl.edu.


Staff and Community

The Field and Fork Program welcomes any staff or community member to come join us in our mission to collaborate and learn about sustainable food systems! As community members we value you and your time, and we would love to have you join our team. It can be as easy as collecting non-perishables for the pantry or spending a few hours in our garden as a volunteer.

Volunteer

You can volunteer at the farm or the gardens and be a part of the sustainable food system alongside us. You can also volunteer at our events. This provides an awesome opportunity to gain some volunteer hours and knowledge about sustainable food systems! We would love to have you! If you would like to volunteer email aprizzia@ufl.edu.

Donate

If you are unable to come to the farm or gardens, one of the best ways to get involved is to donate to the program. There are two ways to donate to the Field and Fork program. The first way is a monetary donation. The second way is to donate in-kind items for the farm or non-perishable food items or toiletries to our pantry on campus. If you have questions or would like to discuss a gift to our program, please contact Anna Prizzia – aprizzia@ufl.edu. To make a tax deductible contribution, please click here.