Garden Blog

World Food Day 2021

Posted on October 16, 2021 by Garden Communications

In honour of World Food Day 2021, coinciding with the UN Year of Fruits and Vegetables, we are sharing a student perspective on our Garden’s food security initiative. Coined the “Harvest Hamper Program” in 2020, the initiative represents a collaborative effort among Garden Staff, volunteers and community partners to provide fresh produce to the UBC community.
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October in the Garden 2021

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Garden Communications

October is a popular time in the garden. Almost everyone notices the seasonal changes in plants because of the transition from the cool, restful shades of green to the warmer hues presented by leaves and berries.
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Two new Propagation Zines by Dr.Erin Despard

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Garden Communications

UBC Botanical Garden's Artist in Residence Dr. Erin Despard has created two new zines on propagation. The first one is on the topic of seeds and the second one is about cuttings.
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Friends of the Garden (FOGs) Feature: September-October 2021

Posted on September 14, 2021 by Garden Communications

This regular feature will highlight the activities of the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden (FOGs), a close-knit volunteer group at the Garden, as they continue their contributions and community during the pandemic and beyond. Learn more and sign up to become a FOG.
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Learning from Mycorrhizal Networks to Inform UBC Campus Landscape Design Strategies

Posted on August 30, 2021 by Garden Communications

Student Nick Mantegna explores how UBC campus spaces can improve resiliency and biodiversity through biomimicry—the practice of applying nature’s design to sustainably solve human design challenges.
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