Science World Interpretive Garden Build – “How Does Your Garden Grow?”

Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by Heather

Volunteers Needed
Science World Interpretive Garden Build – “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
Friday, October 5, 2012  /  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please join Projects in Place and ING DIRECT in adding even more green to the new Ken Spencer Science Park at Science World at TELUS World of Science. This has been designed to teach young people valuable lessons about environmental issues and food security. Your help will contribute to a permanent interactive exhibit on the science of sustainability which includes a showcase of innovative food production techniques.

Build activities will include:

  • Installing a green roof on top of a chicken coop and garden shed;
  • Creating a vertical growing space for herbs;
  • Planting raised bed vegetable gardens;
  • Constructing an aeroponic garden system

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help build the project components including digging, planting and light construction and assembly. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty—bring your own gloves and garden hand tools if you have them.

Sign up using the form at the end of this post for a morning shift (10:00 am – noon) or afternoon shift (1:00 – 3:00 pm) or both.

LOCATION:  
Ken Spencer Science Park, Science World at TELUS World of Science
1455 Quebec Street @ Terminal Avenue, Vancouver (Google Map)
Steps from the Main Street SkyTrain Station.
Pay parking available nearby.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of build sponsor ING DIRECT

Please email info@projectsinplace.org for additional information.

Thank you to all the volunteers who signed up to assist with the interpretive garden build at Science World on October 5.
We’ve now exceeded our requirements for volunteer assistance–thank you!
If you would like to participate in a future Projects in Place Society community build please sign up to receive future volunteer announcements.
Volunteers who have already signed up will receive an information email this evening containing all the details you need to know for Friday.
Watch our website for blog posts and photos of the build or follow us on Twitter at @projectsinplace / @scienceworldca or @OrangeYVR