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Rockridge Students, Rockridge Garden Project

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 - 7.30 p.m.

“My interest in wildlife started at the age of 6, inspired by the butterflies that used to feed on our neighbour’s flowers.  More recently, I was a director of the society which manages the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta and co-founded WBT Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia which established the North Shore’s first wildlife sanctuary, at Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver. After a long time as a dentist I graduated from the University of Victoria last year with a diploma in the Restoration of Natural Systems and established my new business Green Admiral Nature Restoration.  So, I am still injecting but now Japanese knotweed instead of people.  The peculiar part is that my liability insurance has increased.

I am currently a member of the Invasive Plants Working Group which is scheduled to present its recommendations to council at the end of the year on a strategy to control invasive plants in West Vancouver.   I am also an active grandpops and volunteer with the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society.”


About the Rockridge School Garden

Rockridge Secondary School will have its grand-opening of the Rockridge Garden on April 22nd! Interesting facts about the Rockridge garden:

  • Art students are creating visuals they imagine in the garden space to inspire the math students.
  • Math students will design the garden.  They enjoyed their trips to North Vancouver community gardens where they learned about the things that need to be considered when designing a garden.
  • Design and Technology students will build the garden to the specifications developed by the Math students.
  • Science classes will be testing the soil to ensure that it is optimal for use by the plants to be grown in the garden.
  • English students will focus on the garden in their grade 8 unit about community.