We’re Hiring!

Campus Community Garden Site Officer Job Posting – STUDENTS ONLY

Affiliate Term Position – starts as soon as possible, ends on September 30th, 2018.

Classification: 4

Hourly Wage: $15.25-$15.60 (5% Vacation Pay is added to each cheque)

Flexible shifts are to be determined. Occasional weekend and evening availability required.

Closing Date: Monday, March 26th, 4pm

The University of Victoria Students’ Society is an equal opportunity employer.

A UVSS Employment Application Form is available from the UVSS website (uvss.ca) or it can be picked up from the SUB General Office.

Applications and resumes MUST be emailed to jobs [at] uvss [dot] ca or dropped off at the SUB General Office room B128 in the Student Union Building prior to the closing date and time. Late applications will not be considered.

See full Job description:
Campus Community Gardens- 2018 CCG Site Officer

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2018 Site Officer Job Posting

Water Systems Workshops

Water Systems for Growing Food – 2018 Workshop Series coming up in March!

At the Campus Community Garden we are continually applying permaculture principles to support the resiliency of our urban agriculture site. Growing food requires a reliable source of water, and ideally more than one for redundancy. So with the principle of ‘Catch and Store Energy’, we will improve our system of harvesting one of the elements from the sky!

Rainwater Harvesting Workshops

4:00-6:30pm – Wednesday, March 7th – Campus Community Garden 
This introductory workshop will go over system basics and design concepts for rainwater harvesting, as applied to the garden, including the greenhouses. The site will be examined to see how rainwater can best be captured, conveyed, stored, and distributed to the garden beds.

4:00-6:30pm – Wednesday, March 14th – Campus Community Garden
This workshop will focus on rainwater system components that are offered by manufacturers and distributors. Participants will review a selection of suitable parts and work on meeting the design criteria for the system to be installed at the garden.

Please bring a notepad, measuring tape, calculator and a camera, and be ready to ‘b’rainstorm! We will start at the UVic Campus Community Garden, and then go to the Student Union Building to continue drawing designs.

Instructor: Ken Nentwig, BLA, MLA, CLIP, CLD

Ken has developed and facilitates online courses in Rainwater Management and in SketchUp for Landscape Design for Gaia College, which are also offered through Royal Roads University (BC), and Humber and Seneca Colleges (ON). With CANARM, Ken created and delivered a Canadian rainwater harvesting certification course, now superseded by the ARCSA Accredited Professional (AP) program.

Ken was the Executive Director for the Society for Organic Urban Land Care; and co-facilitator for Ecological Landscape Design (Gaia College). As a consultant, Ken undertakes landscape and site planning, along with rainwater harvesting system planning in association with landscape contractors, builders, and rainwater specialists.

Check out the Canadian Association for Rainwater Management: http://www.canarm.org/about-us-canadian-rainwater-association

Kent’s website:

Garden Projects

Our community of gardeners including plot renters, CCG staff and board members have been working hard to keep the garden growing great, and make improvements to the garden’s infrastructure. Staff have been making weekly garden produce drop offs to the UVSS Food Bank, and planning the details of our new outdoor sink and grey water mulch basin system. Come and check it out, get your hands in the soil and fill them up with wonderful veggies!

Work Bees:
Wednesday, August 2nd  3:30 – 5:30pm
Thursday, August 3rd 5:30 – 7pm
Work bee tasks:
  • Tend to squash circle
  • Harvest berries & produce for volunteers
  • Prepare flower garden for new benches
  • Construction of new outdoor sink
  • Work on communal plots
  • Turn/make compost