Category Archives: UC Community Gardens

World Green Campus Day

Join the UC Sustainability Office and dozens of Universities across NZ and Australia as we celebrate World Green Campus Day.

Join a 50 minute tour to find where you can find and forage fruit, nuts and more – for free!

We’ll show you how you can nibble your way round campus, and where to find feijoas, lemons, limes, walnuts, plums, pears, figs and more.

What: Edible Campus Walking Tour

When: Monday 24th September, 12pm – 12.50pm

Where: Meet the Sustainability Office team at the starting point: outside Cafe 1894 at 12pm. The tour will finish in our very own Okeover Community Garden at approx 12.50pm.

See our Edible Campus map for the details of what you can find, and where!

No need to RSVP, just show up and meet us at the starting point. However, to give us an idea of numbers, if you intend to come along we would appreciate you clicking ‘attending’ on our Facebook event here.

Broad beans from UC’s edible garden

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Got a question or want to know more? Email us at sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz

Come and help out in UC’s Community Gardens

New to campus, or been here a couple of years? Either way, you may not have realised that UC has a beautiful community garden, right here on campus!

Our gardens are your gardens too – they provide a relaxing spot to take a break, eat your lunch, or catch up with friends, right in the middle of campus.

Feel like getting your hands dirty? Want to learn more about organic gardening? Keen to meet some like-minded people? Come and join one of our weekly working bees! Spend time in the garden and take home some organic vegetables for dinner.

When: Every Friday afternoon, 1.00pm – 5.00pm (summer months) and 12.00pm – 4.00pm (winter months)
Where: Okeover Community Garden, off Engineering Road

Just bring some closed toe shoes, a drink bottle and a smile, we have the rest covered. Whether you’re already a keen gardener, or just starting out, we’d love to meet you!

Any questions? Check out our webpage, UC Community Gardens Facebook page, or email us at sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz.

Brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office.

Take a break – Okeover community garden

With Mental Health Awareness Week just finished, this year’s theme could not have been more relevant. This year, MHAW was all about celebrating ‘Nature is Key’, and what better way to take a break than an afternoon spent in the community garden?

If you need a break from your study and exam stress this year (or, at any time of year!) our garden is the perfect place to chill out. Bring your lunch, bring a book, have a nap… and if you feel like getting your hands dirty, our regular working bees are on every Friday from 1-5pm, throughout summer. Check out the Community Garden Facebook page for updates on working bees, and other events on during the year.

Another good page to follow (if you don’t already) is UC DigSoc – our official gardening club on campus. Check them out on Facebook too, and you’ll never miss a chance to garden (or eat pizza, if that’s more your thing).

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At the end of term we held a pizza party for our valued volunteers. A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers – whether you have come once, or come every week, we couldn’t do it without you!

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