Now Hiring – Garden Coordinator Position

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As fall comes around, we are hiring on a Garden Coordinator on for a 2 year term position at the UVic Campus Community Garden.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDENS COORDINATOR
CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDENS (CCG)
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA STUDENTS’ SOCIETY

Hourly wage: 20.28/hr
Hours per week: 15-19
Availability: Flexible days and hours, may include some evenings and weekends depending on events/workshops.
Posting Date: Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 2017.
Closing Date: Wednesday, Aug. 23rd, 2017 @ 12:00 pm/noon.

 

Required application forms are available on the UVSS website (uvss.ca) or at the UVSS General Office, Student union building room B128.

All  applications MUST be emailed to alma@uvic.ca or dropped off at the UVSS General Office, Student union building room B128 prior to the closing date and time listed above. Late applications will not be considered.   

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Upcoming Garden Events

There is lots going on at the Campus Community Garden and more to come. Intro to Canning, Beekeeping, Harvest Party and more!

Can-O-Rama

August 23rd @ 6 pm
Emmanuel Baptist Church
The food skills connection team is hosting an Introduction to Canning Workshop hosted by Lifecycles educator Tim Fryatt. We will be making and sampling plum jam and other treats! Space is limited, email foodskillsconnection@gmail.com.

Visit foodskillsconnection for more details.


Beekeeping Workshop

August 24th @ 4 pm
at the Campus Community Garden
Barry, our beekeeper has will be facilitating an Intro to Beekeeping workshop at the garden. Come taste some honey and learn about the little guys that keep our food systems buzzing! Space is limited- there are few more student tickets left! More info here


Annual Harvest Party

Friday, September 22nd @ 6 pm 
at the Campus Community Garden
Join us at the Campus Community Garden for our Annual Fall Harvest Party. There will be be a potluck dinner and music by local artists.

It’s the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of our hard work at the garden – there wil be a scavenger hunt and other fun activities to get to know the garden and take home some fresh veggies and herbs.

More info here


Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, September 27th @ 5 pm
SUB Upper Lounge Board Room
We are seeking new CCG Board Members!


Native Plant Workshop

Thursday, September 28th @ 2- 4pm
at the Campus Community Garden
Jay Rastogi from the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary is facilitating a workshop to help you learn about wild and naturalized food plants which can be tended in the garden.

There is limited space available, please register here  or email ccgassist@uvic.ca

More info here

 

 

Garden Projects

Our community of gardeners including plot renters, CCG staff and board members have been working hard to keep the garden growing great, and make improvements to the garden’s infrastructure. Staff have been making weekly garden produce drop offs to the UVSS Food Bank, and planning the details of our new outdoor sink and grey water mulch basin system. Come and check it out, get your hands in the soil and fill them up with wonderful veggies!

Work Bees:
Wednesday, August 2nd  3:30 – 5:30pm
Thursday, August 3rd 5:30 – 7pm
Work bee tasks:
  • Tend to squash circle
  • Harvest berries & produce for volunteers
  • Prepare flower garden for new benches
  • Construction of new outdoor sink
  • Work on communal plots
  • Turn/make compost

Upcoming Workshops

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING
August 24, 2017  4 -5:30pm

Join us at the Campus Community Garden to learn the basics of beekeeping from our resident beekeeper Barry.
You will learn the importance of bees, what they do for our environment, what swarms are and the basics of keeping a bee box and collecting honey.
There will be honey from our bee boxes to enjoy!

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