Garden Mandate

The University of Victoria’s Campus Community Garden is a collaborative project between students, faculty and staff that promotes local, organic food production, education and community building.

Our Campus Community works under an anti-oppression framework and strives to be an open and inclusive space to all members of the university campus. We acknowledge the Coast and Straights Salish territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples upon which our garden grows and are grateful to the original stewards of the land for hosting us. We strive to be a place where Indigenous knowledge and voices be respected and supported and are still learning how to best practice this.

Our aim is to provide an accessible space were members can learn and teach while fostering sustainable food production practices within the campus and larger local communities. We work under an organic gardening model whose best practices exclude the use of pesticide and genetically modified organism. Not only do we wish to promote the growth of healthy local produce but work to support the ecology of our area by planting local species and supporting pollinators.

We believe the Campus Community Garden is  both an educational and productive project for even the curious or occasional gardener (including those without a green thumb!). So come on out and join us sometime!