FOGs members work and cooperate with the UWO Physical Plant, the Herbarium, and the Arboretum.
FOGs members meet in the Biological and Geological Sciences Building courtyard in the spring, summer and autumn to garden, weather permitting. The group is dedicated to assisting and maintaining the beauty of the Western campus. This involves in hands-on gardening such as weeding, trimming, pruning, dividing, planting, and mulching.
During the winter months FOGs members start growing seeds and cuttings to sell in FOGs annual plant sale in the spring and to grow in our gardens.
The highlight of the year is the Annual Plant Sale held in May. Proceeds from the sale assist science students to help them further their studies through annual student bursaries and cover FOGs' operating expenses.