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December in the Garden 2021

Posted on December 2, 2021 by ariel baena-tan

As we move into the colder months, December is the perfect time to see some of the evergreens in the garden.
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Friends of the Garden (FOGs) Feature: November-December 2021

Posted on December 3, 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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BGCI Announces the Global Biodiversity Standard at COP 26

Posted on November 9, 2021 by Garden Communications

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) announced the Global Biodiversity Standard, the world’s first and only standard to specifically recognise and promote the protection, restoration, and enhancement of biodiversity. The news follows the publication of BGCI’s State of the World’s Trees earlier this year which revealed that one in three tree species are threatened with extinction, representing almost 17,500 tree species.
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November in the Garden 2021

Posted on November 15, 2021 by Garden Communications

Early November is a time where many species show off their beautiful colours. There are plenty of interesting leaves on display in the Botanical Garden.
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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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