Grow Your Own Food 101

STUDENTS TAKE BACK YOUR GROCERY RECEIPT AND GROW YOUR OWN!

Want to grow your own groceries but not sure where to even start? This is a workshop designed for total beginners who want to get their hands dirty and start growing fresh produce in their backyards or in containers!

Friday, February 24th, 2017 12 – 3pm

Student Unoin Building B203
Snacks and food provided!

Integrated volunteer work party to get your hands dirty after the workshop at the Campus Community Garden, from 3:30 – 5pm

Annual Farm Crawl!

-Art by Marlo Rose

Join the UVic Campus Community Garden for the popular annual Farm Crawl!

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

This year we will be visiting OUR Ecovillage, Alderlea Farm (biodynamic farming) and Blue Roots Farm (permaculture).

We will drive up to Shawnigan Lake on the Social Coast Action Bus to tour OUR Ecovillage, stay there for lunch and then make our way to Alderlea and Blue Roots for the afternoon. Lunch is provided by OUR Ecovillage.

COST: $15 students/ $20 community member (includes a wholesome lunch)

Tickets available on Eventbrite and at the UVSS ticket booth. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ccg-farm-crawl-tickets-32197828572

Wilderness Awareness Immersion!

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 9:45am – 4pm

A daylong introduction to the art of wilderness awareness. We will venture into the forest to explore wildlife tracking, plant identification, bird language, nature connection and more. Through fun games and experiential activities we will build our awareness and connection of the natural world around us. We will be spending the day in Mount P’kols Park (Mt.Doug).

About the Instructor:
Jay Wade is a transformative mentor and group facilitator with over 13 years of experience designing and delivering fun and innovative nature connection programs. He has a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology, has worked as a wildlife ecologist and has studied primitive living skills at the Wilderness Awareness School and Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School.

Jay currently works as a Youth and Family Worker with the Vancouver School Board’s Take A Hike Program, helps coordinate the Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership each summer at Pearson United World College and is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator helping guide people in their exploration of gender and sexuality.

Registration is required as space is limited.
Email ccgassist@uvic.ca to register
or buy a ticket on eventbrite

COST: $15 – 35 sliding scale

We just added an eventbrite page to get your tickets for the day immersion: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wilderness-awareness-immersion-tickets-32107997886

Register early as space is limited! We’re looking forward to a fun day in the forest!

Lunch and snacks provided- let us know if you have any restrictions when registering. Bring food and snaks to share if you please!

We will be meeting at the main Mount P’kols parking lot at 9:45 am. Please come 10-15mins early to check in.
Dress in warm layers! More details on what to bring will be emailed out closer to the date.

Spring 2017 Garden News!

Join us for WORK PARTIES!

Volunteers are welcome to join CCG staff outside on Wednesdays at 3:30pm at the UVSS food bank SUB garden beds, or on Friday afternoons at the Campus Community Garden, weather permitting, to help with various activities and learning opportunities!

On Fridays, if the weather is still too wintery, we will work indoors at the SUB (check the office for where to go).

This is our current work party TO DO list:

Indoor tasks: Complete seed inventory, create seed order, type up tool list, design building projects & plantings, brainstorm ideas!

Outdoor tasks: Organize materials & tool shed, fix gazebo roof and other infrastructure, tidy permaculture & native plant gardens, relocate potting area benches, flip compost, weed beds!

Garden News

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Last weekend CCG Board members & staff went to North Saanich to learn about taking care of our new glass greenhouses.

Garden News

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winter Solstice Seed & Screen!
Come hang out, swap seeds, drink tea, cozy up and watch a movie. Snack on Pizza & Popcorn!
Friday, December 16th, 3-5:30pm
SUB location tba
The work plan for this Friday, December 2nd is:

*Assess the garden site’s seasonal flooding
*Fix signs and brainstorm sign improvement ideas
*Assess and make a plan for fixing tools

Our last work party for 2016 is going to be on Friday, Dec. 9th.

Thank you everyone for all your support at the Campus Community Garden. Wishes going out for everyone to have an awesome Winter!

OTHER AWESOME EVENTS:

KONELĪNE: OUR LAND BEAUTIFUL

Dec 2-5 Cinecenta movie screenings

“This film reveals the stunning landscape to the north, and charts the tension between a still relatively pristine beauty and the scars that economic development inevitably brings in the form of resource extraction and power lines. A Tahltan First Nation discusses his efforts to learn his native tongue.”

More details here.

Standing Rock 2 Salish Sea:
No Pipelines Solidarity!

Thursday, December 1st, 5:30-7pm
Greater Victoria Public Library
735 Broughton Street, Victoria
Stop pipeline expansion!

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