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The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a research centre and local-to-global food hub working towards a more sustainable, food-secure future.

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Dave Robinson Talk on CBC Early Edition

Dave Robinson Talk on CBC Early Edition Listen to Dave Robinson, our former and first artist-in-residence, who spoke this morning on CBC Radio about the importance of the Western Red Cedar – and what might happen if we lose those trees. “While I was walking around the UBC Farm one day, I saw a sign […]

NPR Feature: California Farmers Try New Strategy To Cut Carbon

NPR Feature: California Farmers Try New Strategy To Cut Carbon NPR recently did an interview featuring Kate Scow, a member of the CSFS Diversified Agroecosystem Research Cluster. The article shows the relationship between cover crops and soil health and explains how farmers in California are using that relationship as means of controlling carbon emissions in […]

CSFS Cluster Members Featured in United Nations Newsletter

FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director, co-authored a publication that was featured in the latest Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations newsletter, with Vivian Valencia (Wageningen University) and Jennifer Blesh (University of Michigan). This article shows how the convergence of public policies supporting mediated […]

Saturday Markets begin June 1st

Saturday Farmers’ Markets at the UBC Farm June 1 – November 30, 2019 from 10:00AM-2:00PM Don’t miss the only farmers’ market in Vancouver located on a working farm! Get your fill of fresh local meats and produce, browse artisan crafts, listen to musicians play while you grab lunch and a coffee, and walk the farm […]

New Research on Crop Failure

Study on synchronised crop failure A recently published article by CSFS Research Associate Zia Mehrabi and Navin Ramankutty shows that crop failures in different regions of the world are happening simultaneously. “When local crop failures in different regions occur simultaneously, the result can be an amplification of global food production shocks. Better understanding of the […]

Featured Presenter

Community Workshop Feature: Andrea Potter, Rooted Nutrition What is your name and what do you do? My name is Andrea Potter and I am the owner of Rooted Nutrition. Where are you from originally? I am from Innisfail close to Red Deer, Alberta. What workshops have you offered to teach through the Farm workshop series […]

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