Last Sunday, we had the privilege of teaming up with Canada’s first designated ‘Living Building’: an international certification designed to hold construction practices to the highest sustainability standards. Situated in the heart of a bustling neighbourhood in the Lower Mainland, the UniverCity Daycare Centre generates more energy than it uses, has built in water harvesting/recycling system, and produces a null ecological footprint. Adding to its already impressive resume, we were recently invited to complete a pollinator planting project with this incredible establishment. A list of the pollinator friendly wildflower seeds we planted are listed below:

Chinese Forget-Me-Not — Cynoglossum amabile
Siberian Wallflower — Cheiranthus allionii
California Poppy — Eschscholzia californica
Purple Coneflower — Echinacea purpurea
China Aster — Callistephus chinensis
Corn Poppy — Papaver rhoeas
Lance Leaved Coreopsis — Coreopsis lanceolata
Blue Flax — Linum perenne
Baby Blue Eyes — Nemophila menziesii
Globe Gilia — Gilia capitata
Indian Blanket — Gaillardia pulchella
Tidy Tips — Layia platyglossa
Plains Coreopsis — Coreopsis tinctoria
Sweet Alyssum — Lobularia maritima
Lavender Hyssop — Agastache foeniculum
Fleabane Daisy — Erigeron speciosus
New England Aster — Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Bergamot — Monarda fistulosa


After the planting, our team spent a considerable amount of time gawking at the building. If you would would like to do so too, you can learn more about this remarkable building here.

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