Vision and Mission


We envision relevant, real-world, interdisciplinary learning outside the classroom cultivating ecological stewardship, healthy eating, and the wellbeing of communities.


The Cultivating Learning Network (CLN) cultivates teaching and learning gardens, learning communities, and on-line forums for knowledge sharing to support students and faculty in teaching, learning, and researching in real world, outdoor settings.


We conceive the CLN as including:
  • people involved in garden-based learning at UBC, in the Lower Mainland, and worldwide;
  • places where we engage in garden-based learning; and
  • on-line spaces where we share ideas and experiences

The CLN invites faculty, staff, and students to engage in teaching, learning, and research with our garden sites and communities.