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ISH Opening
Left to right: City of Langley Mayor Peter Fassbender; Honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Children and Family Development and Minister Responsible for Child Care, MLA for Langley; Dr. Deborah Henderson, director of ISH and LEEF chair; David Atkinson, Kwantlen president and vice-chancellor, and Jason Dyer, executive director of Office of Research and Scholarship celebrate the opening of the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture. To view the full story, including photos, videos and media coverage, click here.

Our new lab and greenhouse:



New Staff at ISH




Our LEEF Endowment Donors:


  • The Fisher Foundation
  • Mr. Gordon Lee
  • Ms. Rebecca Darnell
  • Colony Farms Regional Park Community Garden Society
  • Your Local Farmers Market Society
  • Gaskin Farms, Richmond
  • Ab Singh, Delta
  • May Farms, Richmond
  • Coquille Cranberries, Oregon
  • The Richberry Group, Richmond
  • BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
  • DRS Earthwise Society
  • The Coalition of Organic Agriculture of BC
  • DessIsaa Horticultural Consulting Inc.
  • City of Coquitlam

Institute for Sustainable Horticulture receives historic donation

welcome back brunchOn November 17, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has received a $250,000 donation from The Richberry Group - Canada's largest cranberry producer. The gift marks the single largest donation received by Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture. This donation will go towards the LEEF Chair for the Institute which is building research programs in sustainable landscapes, urban agriculture, new biocontrol products, new growing systems and ‘green’ greenhouse energy systems and controls for greenhouses.