Embark Launches Indoor Vertical Garden at SFU Surrey



BURNABY, BC - Embark Sustainability, an independent, student-led not-for-profit based out of Simon Fraser University, will officially open an indoor vertical garden at SFU Surrey on March 22nd, 2018. The Surrey Learning Garden will be comprised of two 5-foot vertical structures, covering 4 square feet each. The garden will grow organic vegetables, to be used for Embark’s monthly Community Kitchen series, events where students come together to cook and enjoy a four-course vegetarian or vegan meal. Located at the southwest corner of Podium 3, between sections 340-C and 341-T, the Surrey Learning Garden will be a space for SFU Surrey campus community members to learn how to garden in an urban context.

Embark will introduce the Surrey Learning Garden to the campus community during a ceremonial launch on March 22nd from 10:00 - 10:30 am. All community members, including students, staff, faculty, administration, and SFU Surrey campus members, are welcome to attend.

This pilot project will span from March to June 2018. Students will build the garden, receiving hands-on instruction from Pablo Vimos, Embark’s Garden Coordinator, while learning how to structure their own indoor garden beds. Embark will collect and analyze community responses during the pilot period. Feedback will be integrated into the structure, maintenance, and intended purpose of the garden.


Embark also runs a Learning Garden at the SFU Burnaby campus. To learn more or rent a plot, please visit: www.embarksustainability.org/learninggarden.

Embark is an independent, student-led not-for-profit based out of Simon Fraser University. Our mission is to engage our 35,000+ SFU undergraduate and graduate student members in change making and inspire their sustainability leadership through our grant, advocacy, and student-designed programming.

For more information, please contact:
Erin Daly, Executive Director
West Mall Centre 2623
8888 University Drive,
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Stay up to date with the SFU Surrey Learning Garden by following us at @embarksustain on all social media platforms.

Diagram of garden installations
Map of Surrey Learning Garden location

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