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Farm Friends are Hidden Heroes!

Farm Friends are Hidden Heroes!

Landed Learning Farm Friend volunteers contribute so much to the community as they mentor children to care for the Earth, themselves, and each other. It’s a gift to know them, learn from them, and see them inspire children year after year. More than 50% of our Farm Friends volunteer for 2 or more years, which is a huge gift! We are so grateful for them and every volunteer who has helped Landed Learning build communities of caring. Read More

“School and Garden” by Nevena Ivankovic

“School and Garden” by Nevena Ivankovic

For the past three weeks I was given the opportunity to complete my community field experience (a practicum to experience teaching outside of the classroom) at the UBC Farm’s Intergenerational Landed Learning program. At the start of the week I had no idea what to expect! As a new teacher who only has experience with high school science students, and is at level 0 in gardening, I was nervous to say the least. However, I was also extremely excited to learn about the garden and work with younger students. Read More

Thank you for your contributions!

Thank you for your contributions!

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“Exploration of the garden- Chemistry 10” by Nevena Ivankovic

“Exploration of the garden- Chemistry 10” by Nevena Ivankovic

Too much of the time in science classrooms students are provided with a lab that they already know the answer to and are really only practicing their skill of following instructions. Not only is this boring, but it is not really science. Science is all about exploring the unknown and creating a hypothesis and testing it out. This is why I think it is important to expose students to creating their own design labs. In the chemistry portion of the BC Science 10 curriculum, students are studying pH and acids and bases. Chemistry can often times seem abstract and separated from the real world which is why a design lab set in the garden is a great way to expose students to the skill of designing an experiment as well as connecting chemistry to the real world. Read More

Reflections on the “Intergenerational Landed Learning Program” (5 Years Later) by Josh Nguyen a former LL student

Reflections on the “Intergenerational Landed Learning Program” (5 Years Later) by Josh Nguyen a former LL student

For the past 5 years, the Intergeneration Landed Learning program has always had a special place in my heart. When I returned to the UBC Farms five years after the Landed Learning program, I felt nostalgic. That warm feeling and flashback of memories from 2010 are some things I will never forget about the Landed Learning Program.
Over all the years that have past since the LLP, certain memories have always stuck with me. Making bread in the oven outside in the pouring rain, crying about the chicken that broke its leg and had to get put down, making kale salad, planning the gardens at the potluck hosted at my school, Edith Cavell. Read More

“Connect & Wonder” by Chris Rich, a Teacher Participant in Our Project

“Connect & Wonder” by Chris Rich, a Teacher Participant in Our Project

As I do with my students, I’ve begun my personal inquiry with a period of connection and wonder. To define the big ideas, my goals, and hopefully stumble across some driving questions that will, pardon the pun, plant the seeds of my learning. Read More

“Puckered Faces” by Kyle Tillotson

“Puckered Faces” by Kyle Tillotson

“Why don’t we use rhubarb juice instead of lemon juice?” I don’t think that I realized it at the time, but watching the kids eat some raw rhubarb this past week (and laughing at their puckered faces) brought this really intriguing question back to mind. Read More

Shifting Children’s Thinking About Compost

Shifting Children’s Thinking About Compost

Spring is just around the corner and it is the time to wake up the garden beds and plant some seeds! At their 6th Farm Visit of the school year, children from participating elementary schools were all fired up to dig up a wheelbarrow-load of compost for their garden beds and to tuck in their seeds to start new lives. Read More

What does Landed Learning mean to you?

What does Landed Learning mean to you?

Landed Learning inspires communities. Children, parents, volunteers, UBC students, and educators share how important Landed Learning is to them. Share with us what Landed Learning means to you! Read More

Landed Learning Kale Sushi Video Wins People’s Choice Award!

Landed Learning Kale Sushi Video Wins People’s Choice Award!

We won the People’s Choice award for the Hands-on Cook-off Contest! Thanks to our tremendously talented team of Trista, Tori, and our three LL students!

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