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The UVic Campus Community Garden is a affiliate group of the UVic Students Society that manages an urban agriculture space on campus, with practical support from Facilities Management and UVic Campus Planning and Sustainability. The garden is located off of Mckenzie Avenue across from the athletic fields. There are 90 plots at the garden, including individual allotment plots, communal “giving gardens” for volunteers and food bank donations, and garden plots used by advocacy groups and classes. Due to the high demand for plots, rentals are restricted to current UVic students, faculty and staff, though volunteers from outside the UVic community are welcome to use our designated communal plots open to all.
We hold work parties every week to work in the communal areas of the garden, build and share gardening skills and to connect with other volunteers. We also host a free workshop series in both the spring and fall semesters. Some example of past workshops included learning about permaculture, canning and preserving, gardening with mushrooms, and companion planting. All of our work parties and workshops are free and open for everyone in the community to participate in. No gardening experience is necessary.