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Sharing the Harvest
University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia operates a student driven farm dedicated to teaching and research. The 24 hectare farm not only belongs to the university, it belongs to the wider community, including the downtown east side and native groups.
“It’s a satisfaction, because a lot of people don’t realize that they should be thankful not just for the land but for the stuff that grows on it,” says Marie Croswell from Our Elders Speak Wisdom Drum Group.
Many people who live in urban areas are detached and don’t have accessibility to nature; Sharing the Harvest brings people outdoors and helps them connect to the environment. With support from Vancouver Foundation, this project continues to enrich many lives.