Thank you to everyone who applied!

We received some great applications, and the acceptance period is now closed.

 

The CCG will be hiring on 2 new staff positions! We look forward to creating a new permanent Assistant Coordinator student position at the garden, as well as a summer Site officer student position.

 

The first student employment opportunity is a second Assistant Coordinator. This is an ongoing student position starting in May and is available as long as the individual is a student at UVic.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

UVIC CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDEN (CCG)

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA STUDENTS’ SOCIETY

BACKGROUND:  

Founded in 1964, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) is an incorporated membership based non-profit that is autonomous from the University and provides advocacy, services and events to all undergraduate students at UVic. The CCG is an organization which provides space to UVic students, faculty, and staff for organic urban agriculture.

FUNCTION: Assists in the daily site operations of the community garden, education and outreach.

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: The CCG Assistant Coordinator reports to the CCG Coordinator and the CCG Board of Directors through the UVSS General Manager.

DUTIES:

  1. Secretary for CCG Board of Director meetings.
  2. Assist the CCG Coordinator with garden volunteers.
  3. Assist the CCG Coordinator with the maintenance of communal garden areas.
  4. Assist the CCG Coordinator with email communication and website updates.
  5. Assist the CCG Coordinator with workshops and events.
  6. Be an information resource for gardening and related topics for the UVic community.
  7. Record and post meeting minutes on the CCG website.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must be a member in a good standing of the University of Victoria Students’ Society.
  2. Experience with the CCG or another similar community garden project is preferred.
  3. Passionate about gardening, food security, and sustainability.
  4. Self-motivated.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to fostering positive community atmosphere.
  6. Gardening experience.
  7. Able to perform moderate physical labour.
  8. Able to organize, prioritize and follow through.
  9. Good written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills.
  10. Experience working with non-profit organizations preferred.

This is a part-time hourly waged student union position with the United Steelworkers, starting at $16.01/hr and15hrs/week. Applications must be emailed to alma@uvic.ca or dropped off at the UVSS general Office room B128 in the Student Union Building prior to the closing date at 4:00pm on May 5th. UVSS employment application forms are available on the UVSS website (uvss.ca) or can be picked up at the UVSS General office.

 

The second student employment opportunity is a Site Officer, which is a summer term position running from May through to September!

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: SITE OFFICER

UVIC CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDEN (CCG)

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA STUDENTS’ SOCIETY

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:​ 

Founded in 1964, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) is an incorporated membership based non-profit that is autonomous from the University and provides advocacy, services and events to all undergraduate students at UVic. The CCG is an organization, which provides space to UVic students, faculty, and staff for organic urban agriculture.

FUNCTION: Assists in the daily site operations of the community garden, education and outreach.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: The CCG Site Officer reports to the CCG Coordinator through the CCG Board of Directors through the UVSS General Manager.

DUTIES:                                                                                                                        

  1. Assist the CCG Coordinator with garden volunteers, site projects and work parties.
  2. Assist the CCG Coordinator with the maintenance of communal garden areas.
  3. Assist the CCG Coordinator with workshops and events.
  4. Assist the CCG Coordinator with maintenance of infrastructure.
  5. Provide site tours and volunteer training.

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  1. Must be a member in good standing of the University of Victoria Students’ Society.
  2. Experience with the CCG or another similar community garden project is preferred.
  3. Minimum 1 season of organic gardening and/or farming experience
  4. Passionate about gardening, food security, and sustainability.
  5. Able to self direct and take initiative.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to fostering positive community atmosphere.
  7. Able to perform moderate physical labour.
  8. Able to organize, prioritize and follow through.
  9. Good written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills.

This is a part-time hourly waged student union position with the United Steelworkers, starting at $16.01/hr. and 10hrs/week. Applications must be emailed to alma@uvic.ca or dropped off at the UVSS general Office room B128 in the Student Union Building prior to the closing date at 4:00pm on May 5th. UVSS employment application forms are available on the UVSS website (uvss.ca) or can be picked up at the UVSS General office. The University of Victoria Students’ Society is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Annual Farm Crawl

Get your tickets while you can!

Join the UVic Campus Community Garden for the popular annual farm crawl!

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

We will meet at Uvic parking #2 in front of Finerty Express Cafe (attached to Uvic bookstore)

Please arrive by 9:15am to check in.

Holistic Nutrition Workshop

Holistic Nutrition Workshop
Tuesday, March 28th 1:30pm 
SUB B028 (Student Union Building)
Everything you need to know about gut health and the Microbiome! (free)
with Cordelia McFadyen.

Join us for a workshop on the nutrition of the food we grow and eat and understand how our unique bodies respond to the food we eat in different ways. We will learn and discuss hot topics in the farming world such as eating organic, gut bacteria, constitutions, and nutritional content of common vegetables. Bring your questions! Bring snacks to share!

Topics Include:

Gut health, the microbiome and what you need to know.
What’s organic and is it worth it?
Tasty nutrition facts for some top fruits and veggies grown in our gardens
Find out your Ayurvedic constitution and how to keep your digestive fire strong!

Facilitated by:

Cordelia McFadyen, a.k.a. your nutritional translator, is owner and holistic nutritionist at Inspired Living Nutrition Inc. Cordelia believes there is more than enough food information “out there” for people to learn from, however the key is not in the information available, but how to apply it to your unique nutritional needs. This is where she applies some of her favorite goal crushing techniques to help you learn the new health habits that will reveal the best you. A strong advocate for the holistic nutrition industry, she currently serves as the Dean at the School of Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College located in Victoria, BC.

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.