How much does it cost to rent a plot?
It costs $30 for a year to rent your own plot for a year. Some people split a plot with a friend to cut costs and the work load. There are also opportunities to volunteer in communal plots too without having to pay for your own plot. Tools and some fertilizer are provided for plot renters, but if you have a plot, you will want to buy or collect your own seeds and purchase some soil amendments like manure or seaweed.
How do I get on the waitlist for a plot? Drop us an email us at ccgarden[at]uvic.ca. We will need to know your full name, your contact info (email address and phone number), and your student or staff ID number.
Do I have to be a UVic student to get a plot? Yes and no. You have to be either a current student, or current staff or faculty member.
How long will I be on the waitlist? We’re not sure because that depends on how many people want to stay on for the next year. We can tell you what number you are on the waitlist if you send us an email to inquire.
I’m new at gardening. How do I garden? No worries, we’re here to help! Stop by our office in SUB B118 or send us an email for advice. Joining our volunteers at work parties is also a great hands-on way to learn. Don’t forget to stay tuned for our gardening and food related workshops.
I am unable to put time towards volunteering and cannot afford my own plot. How can I still be involved with the garden or access better food? We grow food for the campus community (given to the UVic Food Bank) in our communal plots. The food bank is located in the basement of the SUB B007 and anyone who is a student can access its services. We also encourage you to join us at events and workshops if you are able.
Wow, you guys are awesome! I wish I could be involved in running a community garden! Good news: we’re always looking for people willing to help both with hands-on maintenance stuff and behind-the-scenes organizing. Email us at ccgarden[at]uvic.ca if you are interested or want to know more.