Julia Lissau and Grade 4 student Ruaidhri King spend some time in the Landed Learning Garden at St. James School.

Julia Lissau and Grade 4 student Ruaidhri King spend some time in the Landed Learning Garden at St. James School.

Hometown hero nominated

Julia Lissau is a six-year volunteer with the Landed Learning Earth Science and Gardening program at the Okanagan Science Centre..

Julia Lissau has been a volunteer with the Landed Learning Earth Science and Gardening program at the Okanagan Science Centre since the project was introduced six years ago.

Her selfless and dedication to environmental issues community-wide recently inspired her nomination for the Hometown Hero award.

The award nomination package was prepared by science centre volunteer and leader of the Landed Learning program, Linda Peterat.

“We were delighted to nominate Julia Lissau for a Hometown Heroes Award. There is no more deserving person,” said Peterat.

“For six years she has volunteered as a garden friend in the Intergenerational Landed Learning Program at the Okanagan Science Centre, helping to develop in the elementary school children dispositions of environmental care and sustainable living practices.  She has impacted many in Vernon through her 33 year-long volunteer participation and leadership within the Sustainable Environment Network Society,” said Peterat.

“She has led in public education, impacted local policy, and demonstrated to many everyday sustainable living practices.”