Roots are taking shape for UBC Okanagan’s Indigenous Micro-Forest

The project aims to establish a self-sustainable micro-forest, guided by traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge, at UBCO.

A version of this article originally appeared on UBC Okanagan School of Engineering.

New funding from the Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Fund will enable relationship building with the Syilx Okanagan People to establish an Indigenous-inspired natural space for teaching and learning.

The Indigenous Micro-Forest project will endeavour to establish a self-sustainable, green, biodiverse ecosystem on UBC Okanagan campus, guided by Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge to reintroduce and foster native species that create green spaces and offer ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The permacultural initiative will provide students, faculty, staff and the community a beautiful space for learning and reflection.

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