UGArden is more than just a small organic farm run by students. UGArden is a place where students can explore ideas and experiment. Some of the projects have been simple demonstrations or small experiments comparing organic practices. A few have been more formal graduate student research projects conducted in pursuit of a Master degree in Horticulture or Landscape Architecture. Many of the projects have been sponsored by the UGA Office of Sustainability through their sustainability grant program. Not all projects have proved successful or changed the world, but all have provided experience with writing grants, scientific inquiry, public speaking and leadership.
Graduate Student Projects
Bicycle-powered Compost Sifter for Small Farms
Lettuce Variety Trials
Rainwater Collection Systems
Solar Panels for Generating Electricity