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More funds for Institute for Sustainable Horticulture


December 15, 2009
By Dave Harrison

Dec.
15, 2009, Vancouver – Kwantlen Polytechnic University recently received a
$75,000 grant from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. to support the research,
public and professional education programming of the Institute for Sustainable
Horticulture (ISH).



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Stephen
Mullock, chair of Real Estate Foundation of B.C., presents a cheque for $75,000
to Dr. Arthur Fallick and Kent Mullinix, representing the Institute for
Sustainable Horticulture, and Marilena Fluckiger, a board of director with the
Kwantlen Foundation.

Dec.
15, 2009, Vancouver – Kwantlen Polytechnic University recently received a
$75,000 grant from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. to support the research,
public and professional education programming of the Institute for Sustainable
Horticulture (ISH)
.

The
funds will contribute to a B.C. Regional Innovation Chair position at the ISH
established by a grant received from the Leading Edge Endowment Fund.

“Kwantlen
has been building our support network for the ISH for several years now,” said
Kwantlen president and vice-chancellor David Atkinson. “It is truly encouraging
and gives us a great sense of pride to know that an organization such as the
Real Estate Foundation has chosen to support the Institute.”

The ISH
is a partnership between Kwantlen, B.C.'s horticultural industries and the
community to support British Columbia in meeting demands for a higher level of
sustainability and environmental responsibility in horticulture, silviculture,
forestry and urban landscapes.

“Our
board of governors was impressed with the Institute’s level of performance and
community engagement to date,” said Real Estate Foundation of B.C. chair
Stephen Mullock. “The Real Estate Foundation has a long history of leadership
in the land use and conservation sectors and we are proud to join the
Institute’s growing list of environmentally concerned donors and partners.”

In
October 2009, the ISH opened its new leading-edge research facility with a
grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation that will focus on innovations
in biocontrol and on developing commercial applications for products to help
build a sustainable and secure agri-food system with a mandate of strengthening
the economic, social and ecological vitality of urban and peri-urban
agricultures.



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