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Sunday, November 24, 2013

It's been proven that Organic Campus cinnamon buns keep you warm through the winter...


This upcoming week will be Organic Campus' last week open until we reopen in January! 

We know you're going to miss our delicious local and organic sweet breads, savoury snacks and produce so come by and grab extras for the winter break.

We'll be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12PM-5:30PM.
Our stand can be found in the "Green Corner"of the SSMU lobby (3480 rue McTavish).

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Campus Crops (a great working group of QPIRG) is HIRING! May 10 deadline!!

Campus Crops is now hiring a Garden Coordinator

Position Dates: June 1 - September 15
Hours: 20-25 hours/week
Pay Rate: $ 3000

About Campus Crops:
Campus Crops is an urban gardening initiative at McGill University's downtown campus. For
five years, we have been running a garden behind the McGill School of Environment building
at 3534 University. Three years ago we expanded to the terrace space behind the James
Administration building and built a self-watering container garden. Apart from maintaining
our two garden plots, we also organize workshops, film screenings and other activities. If
you have any questions feel free to email campuscrops@gmail.com or check out our blog for
what sort of things we've done in the past!

Responsibilities:
- Day to day operations in the garden: setting gardening hours with volunteers, planting,
building self-watering containers, weeding, harvesting, etc
- Community outreach, recruiting volunteers
- Collaborating with Santropol Roulant's Edible Campus Garden on workshops, events, and
volunteer base
- Preparing a workshop for RadFrosh at the end of August, as well as other workshops
throughout the season
- Liaise with administration on campus (SSMU, SPF, MSE, Grounds, etc.)
- Design and facilitate training for new collective members in the fall (including an overview
of our mandate and consensus based decision-making)
- Prepare a written exit report to be presented to the collective at the end of September

Qualifications:
- Ability to work autonomously
- Ability to work with volunteers (able to organize and delegate tasks to volunteers)
- Ability to work in English
- Ability to plan events
- Gardening experience
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong knowledge/interest of food-related political, social, economic and environmental
issues, urban agriculture and/or food preservation
- Commitment to social change and to Campus Crops' mandate of social and environmental
justice and ability to apply this to all aspects of the job

Assets:
- Familiarity with Campus Crops’ work
- Familiarity with Montreal-area community groups
- Ability to speak French
- Ability to perform the physical tasks involved with garden upkeep

- Knowledge of plant pests & diseases management

Application Deadline:
Please submit your resume by May 10th to campuscrops@gmail.com. There is an option
to submit a brief cover letter explaining your interest in Campus Crops and the position.
Selected candidates will be interviewed from the 13th - 17th.

Notes:
We welcome a diversity of applicants including those from traditionally marginalized groups,
and we encourage you to mention this in your application.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Summer Hours!

OC will be up and running once more May 7th with regular hours for the summer:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 12:00-5:30PM.
You can find us in front of the SSMU building (3480 rue McTavish).
Look for the red tent!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

OC Closed for Exams!

This upcoming week will be OC's last week open before exams. OC will reopen once more in May for the summer, hours are still being figured out so stay tuned for our summer schedule! Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for an incredible school year! 
-OC

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Few Reminders for OC's Yoga and Community Dinner!

We're fully booked for our yoga event! But if you would still like to come to dinner, please do so (it starts at 6PM)

For those who did register via email or in person, here are a few reminders for tomorrow:

-Please show up 5-10mins prior to the yoga class at 5PM-Don't forget to bring a mat, some water, and a donation (minimum $5)-Feel free to bring your own dish ware/tupperware to eat dinner out of!

Cheers!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Update on our Yoga Event!

HA Yoga has generously offered one of their amazing instructors to lead the class for our event taking place on April 3rd (see post below for more info)!

http://www.hayoga.ca/


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Organic Campus Yoga & Dinner Event!

End of semester got you down? Come de-stress and unwind with Organic Campus for an evening of yoga and traditional Ethiopian food!

When: Wednesday, April 3rd
5-6PM: Yoga
6-7PM: Community Dinner

Where: Room 302, 3rd Floor of SSMU (3480 rue McTavish)

Pay what you can: 5-10$ donation suggested*
*All of our proceeds will go towards our farmer Berhanu W from True Ecostere Farms as a thank you for a great season!

HA Yoga has generously offered one of their amazing instructors to teach the yoga session!

Please register at our stand (Tuesdays to Thursdays 12:00-5:30PM, Lobby of SSMU, in the Green Corner), or send us an email at organiccampus@gmail.com. Please feel free to contact us for any questions.
**Max capacity is 45 for the yoga session!
 
Don't forget to bring a yoga mat (we will have a few extras for anyone to borrow)!

We look forward to meeting you in downward dog!