Wild Immune Tonic ​Workshop

Make your own Wild Immune Tonic – ​Free Workshop!

with Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed, MSc Herbal Medicine, BSc Botany

3-5pm at the garden
Friday, October 19th, 2018.

We will look at underutilized plants in the garden, to see how they can be used medicinally. We will harvest herbs for making an immune tonic.
Learn how to identify plants and harvest sustainably. Possible plant medicines include: cedar, pine, dandelion root, echinacea root.

Jars will supplied!

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.

Wilderness Awareness Immersion!

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 9:45am – 4pm

A daylong introduction to the art of wilderness awareness. We will venture into the forest to explore wildlife tracking, plant identification, bird language, nature connection and more. Through fun games and experiential activities we will build our awareness and connection of the natural world around us. We will be spending the day in Mount P’kols Park (Mt.Doug).

About the Instructor:
Jay Wade is a transformative mentor and group facilitator with over 13 years of experience designing and delivering fun and innovative nature connection programs. He has a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology, has worked as a wildlife ecologist and has studied primitive living skills at the Wilderness Awareness School and Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School.

Jay currently works as a Youth and Family Worker with the Vancouver School Board’s Take A Hike Program, helps coordinate the Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership each summer at Pearson United World College and is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator helping guide people in their exploration of gender and sexuality.

Registration is required as space is limited.
Email ccgassist@uvic.ca to register
or buy a ticket on eventbrite

COST: $15 – 35 sliding scale

We just added an eventbrite page to get your tickets for the day immersion: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wilderness-awareness-immersion-tickets-32107997886

Register early as space is limited! We’re looking forward to a fun day in the forest!

Lunch and snacks provided- let us know if you have any restrictions when registering. Bring food and snaks to share if you please!

We will be meeting at the main Mount P’kols parking lot at 9:45 am. Please come 10-15mins early to check in.
Dress in warm layers! More details on what to bring will be emailed out closer to the date.