The UGA Horticulture Department is recognized on campus and throughout the Athens community as an active participant in community projects and a leader in UGA service learning. Through service-learning, horticulture students combine the act of service with the process of learning and gaining a better understanding of their world and themselves. UGA Horticulture students have many opportunities to participate in projects through specially designed service-learning courses (AESC 2990S, HORT 3333S, HORT 3460S, HORT 4030/6030S, HORT 4095S)
Other related service programs of interest to horticulture students
The FOCUS program is a partnership between the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) at the University of Georgia and several local school districts. The main thrust of this program is to partner UGA students with elementary teachers to assist in the teaching of science in grades K-5.
UGArden (embed hyperlink: ugarden.uga.edu) is a student-run organic farm that teaches students how to grow food using organic methods and provides a large portion of the harvest to families in need in the local community, primarily through another student-run organization, Campus Kitchen (embed hyperlink: http://servicelearning.uga.edu/campuskitchen/) Studnets can volunteer during special work events, join the UGArden Club (embed hyperlink: https://www.facebook.com/UGArdenClub), or participate in a for-credit internship experience by registering for HORT 3920 UGArden Internship.