Applications for our Assistant Coordinator position are due this week, so make sure to get yours in by Wednesday at 3:30 if you would like to be considered for the position! See the full job posting on the UVSS website and spread the word to other eligible undergrad students! Summer in the garden is a really fun and rewarding time and folks who’ve worked this job in the summer time have all really liked the work!
Thanks to the support of some awesome volunteers and community members, we have a number of upcoming workshops and events to offer! We will be learning about permaculture and small-scale agriculture with the Environmental Studies Students Association; beneficial weeds with students of ES 407 Mindfulness and Social Change; and how other farms and community gardens contribute to food security on our farm crawl with the Social Coast Action Bus! Check out all the event details below
Building a cloche for the Giving Gardens
Happenings with the Garden:
Events and Outreach Meeting
Tuesday, March 17 at 2:30pm
Room still TBD – text or call Emily at 250-216-4321 to find out where.
Come help plan a garden box or mason bee workshop! Talk about the year-end garden celebration and other ways to help make awesome CCG events and workshops happen before the semester ends!
ESSA Workshop: Permaculture and Small Scale Agriculture
Wednesday, March 18th at 2:30pm
At the Garden
Dip your toes into the magic of this amazing and sustainable way to farm, and learn how to apply permaculture concepts to your own plot, backyard, or windowsill. We’ll be meeting special guests Hannah Roessler and her colleague Mighk in the garden for a midweek break, and a chance to get our hands dirty and learn a few things!
Sunday, March 22 from 9am-5pm
Pick up at the UVic Bus Loop (9am)
or at the EMCS in Sooke (10am)
Cost: $15 students / $20 non-students – tickets available at the UVSS Info Booth or in-person from Emily 250-216-4321
Join us on the Social Coast Action bus for a day full of food cultivation, food security, sustainability, and looking at the different ways people cultivate food in the 21st century with the Sooke Region Food Chi Society (Sunriver Community Garden), Silver Cloud Farm, and Tugwell Creek Farm and Meadery.We’ll be getting our hands dirty, learning lots, exploring farms, making friends, and eating some great food!
Weeds and Mindful Gardening Workshop
Tuesday, March 31 at 2:30pm
At the Garden
This will be a short workshop with discussion about weeds and mindful gardening. We hope to discuss the negative stigma surrounding weeds and broaden our ideals of weeds to show why they aren’t necessarily all bad. We will discuss the direct benefits of weeds, the history of weeds, as well as the importance of being mindful while in the garden. We will then spend some time in the garden and do some work, while being mindful of what we are removing from the gardens.
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sancturary: Native Plant Workshop
Sunday, March 22, 1-4pm
3873 Swan Lake Road
In this workshop, Pat Johnston teaches how to incorporate native plants into your garden, which plants suit which environments, and the many values of using native plants in your yard.
McKenzie Ave at McCoy Rd