Workshops and Events

Introduction to Seed Saving
September 13th 2017 5pm – 7pm
at the Campus Community Garden

Learn the basics of seed saving and become a member of the Victoria Seed Library. We’ll discuss the difference between open pollinated and hybrid varietals and the importance of pollination mechanisms in vegetable crops, in order to support you in saving quality, consistent seeds in urban gardens. This will be hands on, inquiry focused presentation.

About the Facilitartor: 
Matthew Kemshaw has been saving seed for ten years. He is the founder of the Victoria Seed Library and currently works as the Executive Director of LifeCycles. Matthew has a big passion for seeds and supporting small scale urban gardeners in re-placing seeds in local communities and climates.

Space for this workshop is limited. Please register through eventbrite or email

Harvest Party
September 22nd 2017 6pm
at the Campus Community Garden

Join us at the Campus Community Garden for our Annual Fall Harvest Party. There will be be a potluck dinner and music by local artists. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of our hard work at the garden – there will be a scavenger hunt and other fun activities to get to know the garden and take home some fresh veggies and herbs.
New and old students and community members are all welcome! It’s a great way to get to know the garden and the campus garden community and find out what’s going on this fall/winter.

We will be holding a tour and info session of the garden at 6:30 for new and returning visitors.

You can RVSP for the event through eventbrite

Please bring a potluck dish that can feed 4-6 people. 

Activities include:
Scavenger Hunt
Scarecrow Making
Zucchinni Growing Contest

The evening’s perfromers include:

Dylan Perkon from Wired to the Sky

Chris Newman


Introduction to Native Pants 
September 28th 2017 2pm -4pm
at the Campus Community garden

Jay Rastogi from the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary is facilitating a workshop on wild and naturalized food plants which can be tended in the garden.

Every season brings new and exciting discoveries. Augmenting your meals with wild foods can be very rewarding and connects you to nature in a very meaningful way. This workshop will cover some easy to use wild and naturalised greens, berries and the plethora of plants which make wonderful herbal infusions (and one native plant which contains caffeine).

Jay is the Site Manager at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Jay’s interests include nature observation and promoting sustainable land stewardship and self-sufficiency. He is especially fond of growing food and foraging for wild plants and mushrooms.

Space is limited, Please RSVP for this workshop through eventbrite or email


August 24, 2017  4 -5:30pm
at the Campus Community Garden

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!
After the event we will be having a tour of the Community garden and our weekly workparty from 5:30 – 7. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY & SNACKS PROVIDED!
Please RSVP here or email
About the Facilitator:
Barry is an accredited Bee Master and BCHPA certified instructor of Beginner’s Beekeeping. He is a local beekeeper serving the Greater Victoria area on the southern end of Vancouver Island, BC Canada and has been keeping bees for more than 15 years.
Visit for more information about Barry’s business and services.
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