a The Learning Garden: March 2010

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


A friend in my Cultural Theory class told me a story from his time on Vancouver Island. He is an MFA student and from the the Talhtan First Nation. He told me that one day he was on a Beach with some elders and he picked up a rock, one of the elders asked him what he was doing and explained to him that rocks our Grandmothers who like to watch over us, and that you should always be mindful when you pick up a rock and take it with you. When I saw this rock in the garden,it made me think of that story. If you squint your eyes it looks like it is smiling up at you.

Smile back

Springtime, for the Garden, and UBC

It has been an interesting 'winter' here at the garden, lots of snow in Novemeber, then a green January and February. Now that it is March it seems to be Springtime already as the garden gets ready for another year. Some photos to inspire everyone on gray days.


Blues Skies shining at me,
Nothing but Blues Skies do I seeThe first buds of Spring poking their way toward the sun.

Monday, March 01, 2010

New/Old Garden Friend

Introducing my student, "M", who will be posting on the Learning Garden blog for the next while.