Amelia and Burke Rudelsheim help plant the president's scent garden during the garden's official opening on Earth Day, April 22
Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate the opening of our new campus community garden on Earth Day! Latash -
Maurice Nahanee, a member of the Squamish Nation, was also onsite for the build
day, held April 13th, 2013. As a life-long learner and practitioner
of Squamish culture, he is proud to share his culture both locally and
internationally. As a traditional artist, Latash enjoys wood sculpture,
painting, glass etching, performing traditional music and story-telling. We
were honoured to have Latash bless the community garden during the build day,
and celebrate the opening with our campus community.
What began as one student's 'great idea' in the Spring of 2008 is now a reality. Located at the north end of campus, the garden aims to provide a site for shared experience among students from different programs and a place for everyone in our community to connect.
Faculty, staff, students and neighbours pitched in to construct the garden, built in partnership with Projects in Place and Houston Landscapes.
Features include a traditional First Nations garden, a ‘learning garden’ for the youngsters in the Children’s Centre, an outdoor classroom and social space, a hydroponics display, a scent garden, and communal herbs and edible flowers. Our new PatchWorks student intern helps organize
informative workshops, arranges invasive species and weed pulls, and makes sure
things are running smoothly in the garden for students, staff, faculty, and
community members who hold plots. The community garden's outdoor classroom can
be used and booked by any instructor (email Sustainability if you
would like to book space).
There are 58 ‘regular’ plots, 7 ‘special access’ plots, and 8 smaller cement plots for use by the campus community at large (students, faculty, staff, administration, departments/areas, alumni, and our neighbours in the adjoining townhomes). All plots are currently assigned, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The garden is located on the north end of campus, north-west of the Maple building. Come by and enjoy!
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.