The CCG is Hiring (again)

We are looking to hire our Summer Assistant Coordinator Position and fill the Coordinator Position temporarily (May and June) as our Coordinator will be off on some field studies for that time.

Applications due April 24.

If you are interested in applying, please check out the links posted below:

Coordinator and Assistant

 

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Hot Composting Workshop

Thanks to Alysha Punnet from the Compost Ed Centre for sharing some of her knowledge and expertise in the art of Composting

We had a grand old time layering in the good stuff to create a compost heap capable of heating a home! (It was recorded at 71 degrees celcius just yesterday!)

Here are some pictures from that workshop:

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Spring Garden Ball

What a blast!

Check out the photos from last weekends gathering in the garden.

We’ll have another one in the fall, keep posted on that! All you folks heading away from the Victoria lands over the summer, play safe, keep well, and plant seeds of life wherever you go. It all starts with a seed.

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March Board meeting minutes

Board Meeting Minutes from March 22, 2014

Meeting Minutes accessed here

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Seed Starting Workshop

Seed Starting Workshop Next Monday:

Come start some seed for your spring garden! We’ll share our potting soil recipe and get you filled in on all the right details for a successful season of growing!

March 10th @ 4:00 pm
In the UVic Campus Community Garden
By Donation

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Welcome to Chris

Welcome to Chris, our newest addition to the Garden team!

Chris will be lending some of his carpentry skills and creativity to the garden this spring. Drop by office hours on Tuesday to say hello!

 

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We’re hiring an artist!

The garden is hiring an artist and applications are due on Monday!

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Map Inspiration from Springridge Commons, Fernwood NRG

We are looking to hire an artist to provide illustrations for signs that will be installed at the garden, including an illustrated map of the garden itself. We will pay the artist a negotiated honorarium for their work.

If you would like to be considered for this project, please submit some art samples to ccgarden@uvic.ca by February 24. Please include what type of art mediums you prefer to use.

Please share with any friends who might be interested.

 

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Deconstructing Dinner, Reconstructing Our Food System

Short film screening event: Deconstructing Dinner series

“Food has fueled and propelled humans throughout our evolution. The story of food is our story. But, where we once enjoyed an intimate, tactile, nourishing and soulful relationship with food, we are now largely disconnected from it and oblivious to its source.

Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing Our Food System aims to change this.

Created by Jon Steinman and Declan O’Driscoll, Deconstructing Dinner invites us to rediscover food – in our kitchens, our communities, and through one of our most precious assets… our sense of taste.”

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Where do the foods in our fridge come from? How are they grown and produced? Join us and CFUV 101.9 FM for an evening with Jon Steinman answer these questions and learn how we might seek alternatives.

Through short films, Jon teams up with local farmers, scientists, backyard gardeners, and chefs to explore, demystify, and deconstruct the foods we eat. Jon takes viewers behind the shelves of the grocery store to examine the origins of foods in our presently unsustainable food system and explores how we might be able to reconstruct a healthier food system for local economies and the environment.

After the screening, Jon will lead a discussion and answer questions. Before filming this video series, Jon produced and hosted the Deconstructing Dinner radio show for 4 years, which aired on CFUV and is now the #1 food podcast on iTunes.

We further acknowledge the financial support of the University of Victoria Sustainability Project – UVSP and UVic’s Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability.

Tea will be available and snacks available by donation with proceeds to the garden.

Entrance is free with donations welcomed for Jon’s travel costs.

RSVP here on facebook! 

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January meeting minutes

Board meeting minutes attached here from the January meeting that took place on January 11, 2014.

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Intro to Canning Workshop

Come and learn the begginer basics to home canning:

Keeping it all sanitized, temperature regulation and how to create a lasting seal.

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When: January 20th @ 4:00 pm
Where: 3995 Gordon Head Rd*
Cost: Free if you bring your own jars, ~$5 if you want to use ours and take home some delicious goodness.

Please RSVP to ccgarden@uvic.ca to confirm your presence

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