It’s spring time in BC, which means the Elevated Lab is nearing completion!
The deck was installed this week, which is very exciting as it now makes access to the roof a truly beautiful experience. This installation also means the green roof is nearing its intended potential, as a living lab that serves for learning, research and demonstration. Once the safety railing are installed, the Elevated Lab will be open for business!
The Elevated Lab project is blessed by the support of many in-school collaborators. In the case of the deck, Carpentry students prepared the deck frame in January, under the guidance of Faculty who designed and have now installed it. Many thanks to Don, Derek and Gary from Carpentry, and all their students for helping to make this vision a reality.
The deck would not have been possible without our collaborative supporters in the Steel Trades, either, who hoisted the materials up in February. Twenty-five students of the Ironworker Generalist Apprentice Level 1 program got ‘real world practice’ hoisting materials onto and off the green roof. Thanks to everyone who was involved there, including our faculty colleagues Mike, Art and Kevin.
There is still much to come on north side of the roof, including food-growing planters, a small bog garden (with carniverous plants!), a smudge circle for First Nations ceremonies, perches for birds and nesting boxes for Mason bees. Stay tuned!