PlayStations, iPads, and social media have replaced nature as a source of entertainment in the lives of many children and adults in today’s western society. We are constantly bombarded with text messages, emails and media updates in our private and corporate lives. Although we think we are more connected than ever before, our connection to […]
All you need to know about the pesky chafer beetle.
Kerrie van Gaalen, one of UBC Botanical Garden’s staff members has written a helpful and informative article on on European Chafer Beetles and how to combat them.
The Food Garden at UBC Botanical Garden is thought to be one of Vancouver’s oldest food demonstration gardens. Its design and development in the 1970’s at a central location in the Garden showed foresight into the local food movement and now has the potential to serve as a focus for urban agriculture. Today, Vancouver supports a vibrant food culture that is quickly becoming a global food and sustainability tourism destination. As the Garden moves towards its 100th year, we are developing programs and infrastructure to engage the public in food systems thinking.