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World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC)

World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC)

On September 11, 42 international delegates joined the Cultivating Learning Network at the UBC Farm and UBC Orchard Garden for the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC). Read More

Featured Volunteer Farm Friend: Esperanza Garcia Martinez

Featured Volunteer Farm Friend: Esperanza Garcia Martinez

Esperanza Garcia Martinez is a biologist. She works at UBC doing research. She has volunteered in the Urban Farmers program, the UBC Farmers Market and in the Landed Learning Program. Read More

Featured Volunteer Farm Friend: Miriam Gil

Featured Volunteer Farm Friend: Miriam Gil

Miriam Gil is a retired teacher from the Burnaby School District, where she taught French immersion for twenty five years. She is also a professional artist, and she has been focusing more on her art production since she retired. This last couple of years she has been traveling and also volunteering for the Landed Learning program. Read More

Landed Learning Students Inspire Community to Care for Pollinators Through START Project

Landed Learning Students Inspire Community to Care for Pollinators Through START Project

Over 300 students, 20 Art Mentors and 11 teachers have come together to create an exciting collection of mixed media to share the importance and curious nature of pollinators! Their aim is to educate the public about local environmental issues and promote positive change in communities. Participants are from Waverley Elementary, Highlands Elementary, Edith Cavell Elementary, Holy Trinity Elementary and Sutherland Secondary. Read More

11th Annual Intergenerational Landed Learning Family Day

11th Annual Intergenerational Landed Learning Family Day

The 11th Annual Landed Learning Family Day was an enormous success. We had approximately 145 guests, Landed Learning students from four participating schools and their families. The mood was festive and social and fun was had by all. Current LL students were found in the garden and greenhouse showing off so much knowledge with their parents; former LL students returned with younger siblings to relive their great memories of the Farm and of their Farm Friends. Parents shared that they were learning so much from their children and felt they won the lottery by having their children in the Landed Learning Project! Read More

Teacher Memories: Mother Earth, The Hand That Feeds Us

Teacher Memories: Mother Earth, The Hand That Feeds Us

What comes to mind when you think about “nutritional education?” Think about it for a moment. Perhaps your mind leaped to the Canada Food Guide and flashed with images of fruits and vegetables – lists and diagrams of how much of each colour you should eat a day. Maybe it wandered into thoughts about dieting and long nights of food prep and portioning. Though you wouldn’t be wrong, nutritional education can be much simpler, much more relevant, and could really be the missing piece in understanding and appreciating the food that we eat. It could serve to bridge the gap between people and mother earth. Read More