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Under-utilized Langley school courtyard transformed into First Nations living library – Langley Times

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 201797 Views

Jul 13th, 2017

Douglas Park Elementary unveiled its Aboriginal garden and murals on Thursday morning

An under-utilized courtyard at Douglas Park Community School has been transformed into a First Nations Living Library.

Teacher Lorraine Goulet came up with the idea to transform the courtyard to a place that connects students to Indigenous culture, their foods and medicines.

Goulet and her ‘Common Ground’ students began planning the living library last year.

Plants found in the garden have been chosen based on their significance to Aboriginal medicine and use, and are native to the Fraser Valley region.

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