It is with great excitement and gratitude that we accept a major grant through the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund at UBC. Our team of students and faculty advisors worked diligently on crafting a strong application in the fall reflecting our past year's collaborative work between the Faculties of Education and Land & Food Systems, and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. We also articulated our goals for the future of this unique garden. This grant will enable our work to continue through funding graduate research positions, acquiring needed garden materials (seeds, plant starts, mushroom manure, signage, seating), and educational supplies for courses, workshops, and community celebrations.
We are excited that so many classes have shown an interest in using the garden as an outdoor classroom with six classes already booked for March and early April.
Thank you to the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund as well as to all of our supporters- the passion, commitment and momentum of this project is huge.