Capilano University Community Garden

Location: Capilano University, North Vancouver
Partners: Capilano University
Sponsors: Houston Landscapes, Yardworks Supply, Headwater Management, Sunbury Cedar, CBR Products, Broda Paints, Xeroflor Canada, The Parkway Crew
Completion: April 2013

Projects in Place and Capilano University teamed up to transform vacant land into the University’s first community garden. PIPS worked alongside various departments and students to bring this project to life. The garden, a first for the University on their North Vancouver campus, wanted to integrate growing into the lives of the students and employees as well as develop relationships with the neighbouring residential communities.

65+ raised bed planters were constructed to be used amongst students, employees and various departments for instructional purposes. As part of the overall garden plan, there is a tool shed with a green roof installed by PIPS, seating that creates an outdoor learning area, earthmound for play and a hydroponics display - all part of the University's goal to provide both a beautiful place to be on campus, as well as create opportunities for learning and instruction.

The project was a great example of PIPS' continued support and partnerships with companies in the industry. The sponsorships of materials, labour, equipment and consult were key to the success of the project. On April 13, about 75 volunteers including crew from Houston Landscapes devoted their day to building the garden to near completion. The tallied amount of all efforts made up half of the costs of the project.

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"Our experience with Projects in Place was amazing. Their design for our campus community garden reflected and enhanced our vision, and they helped us with every detail to bring that vision to life."

Susan Doig, Facilities Director - Capilano University