Now Hiring – Garden Coordinator Position

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As fall comes around, we are hiring on a Garden Coordinator on for a 2 year term position at the UVic Campus Community Garden.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDENS COORDINATOR
CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDENS (CCG)
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA STUDENTS’ SOCIETY

Hourly wage: 20.28/hr
Hours per week: 15-19
Availability: Flexible days and hours, may include some evenings and weekends depending on events/workshops.
Posting Date: Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 2017.
Closing Date: Wednesday, Aug. 23rd, 2017 @ 12:00 pm/noon.

 

Required application forms are available on the UVSS website (uvss.ca) or at the UVSS General Office, Student union building room B128.

All  applications MUST be emailed to alma@uvic.ca or dropped off at the UVSS General Office, Student union building room B128 prior to the closing date and time listed above. Late applications will not be considered.   

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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

Upcoming Workshops

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING
August 24, 2017  4 -5:30pm

Join us at the Campus Community Garden to learn the basics of beekeeping from our resident beekeeper Barry.
You will learn the importance of bees, what they do for our environment, what swarms are and the basics of keeping a bee box and collecting honey.
There will be honey from our bee boxes to enjoy!

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I can’t help but be continually amazed by the speed at which plants can grow. The other day I noticed a flower on one of the zucchini plants near the greenhouses. 3 days later, the flower was replaced by a GIANT zucchini that would put any supermarket squash to shame.  How on earth can a tiny seed flourish and produce so vigorously by only using water and sunlight? Continue reading