a The Learning Garden: May 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010


Okanagan Summer 2010 may experience one of its driest summers yet. The team here at the Learning Garden have been wondering: how can we use water more responsibly?

The garden began in Summer 2006 with the first UBCO course in Environmental Education (EDST 588). Our goal was to provide a model learning garden while always modeling responsible use of natural resources, especially water. Our annual record of water usage shows that over the past four summers we have steadily reduced water consumption, mainly by planting more drought tolerant, native plants.

This summer, we will be looking into more alternative irrigation methods.

In the meantime, thanks to all for the warm feedback on the last post & story from UBCO Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies student, M!