CCG is hiring!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to school for all those students, we hope you’re all ready for the new school year.

We want to tell you about some amazing opportunities for growing your passion and knowledge about urban agriculture and food sustainability. If this interests you, then you could be part of the Campus Community Garden’s dream team! We have two employment opportunities available for two lucky students: the Outreach Officer, and a  Campus Community Garden Project Assistant position through UVic’s Work Study program. For further details, check out the job posting and description link included in this post! We are accepting applications for the Outreach Officer position until Thursday, September 13th at 4pm.

We will post the details for the Project Assistant position as soon as possible!Campus_Community_Gardens_CCG_Outreach_Officer

Join our Board of Directors!

For more up to date information on becoming a board member, please visit our new website www.communitygardenuvic.weebly.com!

The Campus Community Garden is seeking new board members for the 2018 Spring and Summer seasons!

Board members must be a current student, staff member, or faculty at UVic.

The Campus Community Garden’s Board of Directors meet regularly to make decisions and discuss the garden’s administration, finances, workshops, events, projects, and outreach.

Garden staff members are accountable to the Board of Directors. Board members are expected to take on volunteer leadership roles on behalf of the garden including tasks related to finances, outreach, infrastructure, giving gardens, compost, and education.

If you would like to attend our next meeting (tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th at 5pm), please send a message to ccgarden [at] uvic [dot] ca.

Please mention this to any students, staff or faculty who you think would be a great board member for the garden!

What does being a Campus Community Garden Board Member entail?

  • An 8-12 month commitment, 12 months or longer preferred
  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • Manage the Garden budget
  • Provide guidance and participate in decision making for the management of the garden
  • Sign up for leadership team responsibilities and take initiative to ensure tasks are completed
  • Develop and lead projects with the help of Campus Community Garden Staff and other community members
  • *Active participation in garden work parties is NOT a requirement*

Benefits of being a CCG Board Member:

  • Gain experience with organizing workshops and events, community outreach, budgeting, and managing volunteers
  • Training on board governance and relevant responsibilities
  • Free admission to all Campus Community Garden workshops and events (including Annual Farm Crawl & Orchard Crawl)
  • Free fruits/vegetables from the giving gardens
  • Gain knowledge and experience with gardening and Permaculture
  • Be part of a vibrant garden community and network
  • Experience to include on your CV
  • Contribute to making the garden fun and awesome!

Contact the Garden Coordinator: ccgarden [at] uvic [dot] ca !

The grass is growing!

Lawn Maintenance Machines Orientation Workshop

Friday, April 20th at 3 PM at the Campus Community Garden

This workshop is open for everyone to attend, and is especially for the gardeners, volunteers and staff who help at the UVic Campus Community Garden to become more familiar with the lawn mowers and weed whackers. Important details like what kind of fuel to use, how to maintain the equipment, and safety protocol will be covered during our work party. Join us if you want to know how to best maintain your machines at home as well!

Aida Mashari runs Enduring Equipment, a business focusing on the repair and maintenance of farm and garden equipment. She got into this work when she was an organic vegetable farmer wanting to learn how to take care of the machines and other tools she was using. She is now fully focused on advancing her repair skills and teaching others who are keen to learn.

http://www.enduringequipment.com/

Propagation workshop!

Edible Plant Propagation and Grafting Workshop

Wednesday, April 18 at 4 PM at the Campus Community Garden

Come learn about a variety of propagation techniques for different types of edible perennial trees, shrubs and herbs. We will also talk about the how-to of grafting. All are welcome to join!

About the facilitator:
Matt Gravel is a Victoria-based permaculturalist with a passion for sustainable and living systems. After 10 years of property maintenance and conventional landscaping, he became tired of the unsustainable and non-regenerative practices commonly used in urban environments and wanted to find a way to change these urban spaces.
He has been studying permaculture since 2012. He completed his Permaculture Design Certificate through Gaia Craft & Langara College in Vancouver, BC and his Advanced Permaculture Design Certification at the Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island, WA. Currently, he is working towards a diploma in permaculture education through the Permaculture Institute.

Gravel operates a nursery, design, and education business—Plant Buoy: Life Preservation Plants. He is thrilled to be teaching people about low maintenance, ecological systems that grow nutrient dense food and medicine while regenerating urban landscapes.

Irrigation Workshops!

Irrigation Design Basics for Growing Food Workshops!
Wednesday, March 21st & 28th, 2018 – 4pm
at the UVic Campus Community Garden

Installation Workshop on a Friday work party at the garden to follow!

These hands-on workshops will be geared towards determining what is needed for designing a simple, time saving irrigation system that a gardener could set up in their plot to grow an abundance of food. Topics will include how to test your water pressure, plan for an automatic timer system, back flow prevention and multiple valve manifolds.

Instructor: Chris Kennedy, Local Victoria Landscaper with Kennedy Landscape Services

Chris runs a small gardening company. Since 2001, he has been designing, installing and servicing residential irrigation systems. He is dedicated to organic practices and the efficient use of resources. He loves his work.

Please register for this free workshop by emailing ccgarden [at] uvic [dot] ca