The garden’s not just for growing food – it’s a wonderful space to engage in all kinds of activities. During the next twoweeks, we are excited to offer a session of All Bodies Yoga for Gardeners and a journal-making and paper craft workshop! Details below.
All Bodies Yoga for Gardeners – Sunday May 25th, 10am-11:30am
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Come join us in the garden for a morning session of outdoor yoga led by Zameen Sabet. Zameen is a yoga teacher in training to become a yoga therapist offering specialized and therapeutic practices, including yoga for gardeners, elders, mental health, teens, back care and sports injuries. We will learn some key stretches to ensure our bodies don’t get worn out or too sore from all the digging, bending, and lifting we regularly do as gardeners.
Meet beside the gazebo at the campus community garden. Everyone is welcome from ALL skill levels and abilities, especially newbies! We will provide yoga mats, but feel free to bring your own if you wish. Donations appreciated (~$5-10 sugg.) to compensate our facilitator, but nobody will be turned away!
Following yoga, feel free to join us for lunch. Bring some lunch with you – we will provide a garden salad. Afterwards, we can do some work inthe garden, where we can put our muscles to the test!
11:30-12:30 Picnic lunch
12:30-3:00 Work party
Journal-making and Paper Craft workshop – Thurs. May 29th, 6-8pm
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Come learn how to make your own journal using Japanese stab binding techniques. We will provide the basic materials. Bring any photos, magazines, old books, paper, fabric or coloured thread to personalize your project. Feel free to bring any other projects you are already working on too. We’ll have a few dishes to share and garden salad of course – bring food if you’d like!
Our weekly work party will be taking place before the workshop begins. Everyone’s welcome to join the garden session too!
4-6pm Work party in the garden
6-8pm Potluck / Journal making / paper crafts
If coming from UVic, there is a paved pathway which leads from Gabriola and McKenzie to the garden.
If coming by car, the garden is accessible from McCoy ave, off of Gordon Head rd. The garden has a couple of reserved parking spaces there. There is gravel and grass from the pathway/parking to the garden.