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The University Community Gardens

If you have a green thumb a great way to help out the local community, is through the University’s Community Gardens.

UC Community Gardens

UC Community Gardens

Community gardens have a few important benefits:
1. You don’t need gardening experience to be involved as the hands on work will teach you as you go.
2. These gardens reinforce a sense of community, and allow people to connect with other individuals in their area.
3. They promote physical activity and a connection with the environment.
4. The gardens give people who are involved access to healthy organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. Mmm food…

What’s that you say? Enjoying the great outdoors, making new friends, and taking home healthy produce that you’ve grown yourself! Which you may or may not share with hungry flatmates…
It’s too good to be true. Ah but it isn’t, and anyone can become a volunteer! No wonder hippies are so happy!

There are two community gardens on the University campus needing your help. The first is Okeover Community Garden, located via the path leading from Engineering Rd, beside Okeover Stream. And don’t worry Dovedale, we didn’t forget about you guys this time! There is also a Community Garden on the Dovedale Campus via the road from Solway Avenue.

Check them out!

Student Volunteer Army work in Ilam and Riccarton

In May 2014 the University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army (SVA) worked together with law firm, Duncan Cotterill to help out in the local Christchurch community. This year the SVA will focus on the area around Ilam and Riccarton to forge a positive relationship between the students and the local residents.  Duties carried out by the volunteers included gardening, baking, cleaning graffiti and other general maintenance.  Currently the SVA, which is a club on campus, has over 1300 members. Further community projects are planned for the remainder of the year and anyone can join! Sign up here…

UC Student Volunteer Army helping the community.

UC Student Volunteer Army helping the community.

UC graduates granted Ethel Susan Jones Fine Arts Travelling Scholarship

This year six UC graduates of Fine Arts have earned themselves a Ethel Susan Jones Fine Arts Travelling Scholarship. With this funding the former students will be able to develop their skills, and move onto the international stage, representing Canterbury and Christchurch through their artistic talent. Here’s the full story…


UC students Rebecca Harris, Rosalee Jenkin and Clara We






This could be you! See more about scholarships offered through UC.