Small-Engine Basics and Maintenance Workshop

Friday, March 24th, 4pm

Campus Community Garden

This hands-on workshop will revolve around understanding and maintaining the lawn mower and weed-wackers at the Campus Community Garden. This requires understanding the basics of how 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke engines work and the differences between them.

Annual maintenance is required to get the best results from these engines and tools, and make them last as long as possible. We will work our way together through an annual maintenance routine and discuss basic troubleshooting for these machines.


Spring Events!

Soil Ecology 
March 17th 12-2pm
@Sub B205 
(in the Student Union Building)
Learn about the amazing aspects of living soil ecosystems and how they can benefit your garden! (free)
Holistic Nutrition
Tuesday, March 28th 1:30pm 
SUB028 (Student Union Building)
Everything you need to know about gut health and the Microbiome! (free)
with Cordelia McFadyen
SPRING SOCIAL at the Garden
Thursday, March 23rd 5:30-8:30pm Come early at 4:30pm to help set up!
@2100 McKenzie Ave at McCoy Rd
Celebrate the end of the school year and start of the growing season! (free) Invite friends!

Pruning Workshop

Tobias Hewton, a current UVic student who offers Fruit Tree Pruning Services, will share his tree care knowledge at this week’s Friday afternoon work party.
The Campus Community Garden is home to a very old apple tree in need of restoration! See ‘before’ picture above.

Friday, March 10th 3:30-5pm @ the Campus Community Garden
Our Work Party activities will also include:
Seeding, bed prep, fixing tools, food & fun!

Grow Your Own Food 101


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.