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/

End of Season Maintenance Workshop for Small Machines

UPCOMING WORKSHOP at the Uvic Garden:

End of Season Maintenance for Small Machines
Friday, Nov 10th, 2017 – 3-5pm
at the Campus Community Garden

End of season maintenance is better for your equipment… and you’ll be thankful when the growing season starts again!

Learn how to take care of your machines and keep them running smoothly.

We will go through preventative maintenance routines that will make all your growing equipment last longer and work better for you.

There are a lot of simple things you can do to save time and money – while reducing your waste!

Workshop by Enduring Equipment www.ENDURINGEQUIPMENT.com

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

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.

 

Pruning Workshop

Tobias Hewton, a current UVic student who offers Fruit Tree Pruning Services, will share his tree care knowledge at this week’s Friday afternoon work party.
The Campus Community Garden is home to a very old apple tree in need of restoration! See ‘before’ picture above.

Friday, March 10th 3:30-5pm @ the Campus Community Garden
Our Work Party activities will also include:
Seeding, bed prep, fixing tools, food & fun!