|Submission Date||June 24, 2021|
IN-7: Community Garden
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:
Langara Community Garden: The Langara Community Garden is run by the Langara Community Garden Society (registered nonprofit society), which members include faculty (several of which are in the Biology Department), students and community members. Faculty, staff, students and members of the public/community can gain access to a garden plot to grow food. There are 26 plots available, including a mix of single and double plots. An additional 10 garden plots are also found west of the Library that were apart of Langara’s Adopt-a-Plot event for Langara students and faculty for Community Day (Langara’s 49th birthday – 49 years on 49th avenue). Plots are maintained by students and staff.
Langara Apiary: The Langara Community Garden is also home to an Apiary that was established in May 2014, mainly for educational (Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate) and environmental reasons (pollinating the garden). Honey gathered from the Apiary are bottled and sold to local community members.
Langara Fruit Garden: The fruit garden was created in 2017 with the assistance of the Langara Community Garden Society to promote the usage of green space. Home to 20 plots, the fruit grown is shared among the community. The fruit garden also serves as a nursery for flowering plants that can be planted in other areas on the campus.
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