Two new Propagation Zines by Dr.Erin Despard

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. Both zines are available to scroll through in an online format below (click on the image of the zine to have it expand into a larger view) and below each one is a download a printable version. Instructions for folding the printed versions can be found here.

Erin would like to thank Cloudscape Comics for collaborating on this project with their layout and design expertise and the Illustrators Kathleen Gros (Vol. 1 Seeds) and Jenna Brienza (Vol. 2 Cuttings).

community bulletin board

Community Propagation Bulletin Board: These zines and the designs included in them are part of a community design project realized by Erin and Jingzhou Sun, a graduate student in UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. A display describing the project was installed in community centres on campus over the last few weeks and will be available for viewing at UBC Botanical Garden beginning this weekend.


Download the printable Plant Propagation for the People zine vol 1 seeds by Erin Despard

Download plant propagation for the people vol 1 seeds_seed-starting case

Download the printable Plant Propagation for the People zine vol 2 cuttings by Erin Despard

Download a plant propagation for the people vol 2 cuttings_backyard propagating composter

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