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Growing Green in a Changing Climate Forum

Metro Vancouver in collaboration with UBC Botanical Garden
Date of Event: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Want to explore how climate change is impacting production in Metro Vancouver? Interested in spending a day networking with your colleagues and meeting new peers?


Join Metro Vancouver and UBC Botanical Garden at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (School of Horticulture, Langley) on Friday, February 23, 2018 for a one‐day forum focused on strategies and tips to help you grow green in a changing climate. Speakers include Douglas Justice, Associate Director, Horticulture & Collections, and Egan Davis, Chief Instructor, Horticultural Training Program from UBC Botanical Garden as well as industry experts representing Metro Vancouver, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and local horticulturalists.


Throughout the day we’ll be exploring a variety of emerging techniques and best practices in sustainable horticulture. In the morning, you’ll hear from sustainability leaders in Metro Vancouver about how they are adapting their practices to a changing climate including:

  • Updates on Grow Green
  • Climate change projections and visualizations
  • Innovations and technology for resilient horticulture and plant conservation
  • Plant adaptation strategies in extreme environments
  • Best practices for native bees
  • … and more!

In the afternoon, you'll attend various 'walkshops' to tour Kwantlen's innovative facilities, hydroponic systems and green infrastructure technology. At the conclusion of the day you'll have an opportunity to network with your peers during an informal reception.


Registration includes lunch, coffee and light refreshments throughout the day. Space is limited.


To register, click here.


Josephine Clark
4730 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 0C6
(604) 451-6166
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins