UBC Farm receives $2M from founders of Nature’s Path Foods

UBC Farm receives $2M from founders of Nature’s Path Foods

The donation from Arran and Ratana Stephens, co-founders of North America’s largest organic breakfast and snack foods company, is a personal gift to the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.

Chiyi Tam featured in Ming Pao Newspapers: UBC’s Organic Farm Inspires Countless Green Thumbs

Chiyi Tam, CSFS Administration & Site Coordinator

UBC’s Organic Farm Inspires Countless Green Thumbs

Our Administration and Site Coordinator Chiyi Tam was featured in Ming Pao Canada’s news article talking about the development and mission of the UBC Farm.

Read the full article here.

Community Iftaar

We would like to invite members of the community, those who are fasting and those who are not, to join us for a community iftaar. This is an opportunity to connect with others and share reflections on your experiences of faith and of community in the Lower Mainland. Prayer space will be provided.

Hannah Wittman featured in The Star Vancouver: B.C. farmers’ market program expands to support lower-income residents and food producers

Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director

B.C. farmers’ market program expands to support lower-income residents and food producers

Our Academic Director Dr. Hannah Wittman was featured in The Star Vancouver talking about the provincial efforts made to address the challenges of lower-income British Columbians in reaching food security.

“A lack of living wage jobs and affordable housing are among the biggest barriers to achieving sustainable food security”

Read the full article here.

Think&EatGreen@School Summer Institute: July 3-5

At the TEGS Summer Institute for K-12 teachers and staff, participants will be immersed in a wide range of food-related topics and experiences to explore food literacy and sustainable school food systems.

May 17 – Farm Trivia Night: You Have Been Challenged

Bring your wits and some friends that think good, to be on your trivia team to take on this challenge! Questions will feature but are not limited to farm, restaurant, garden, plant, and food related categories. Everyone in the city is welcome to accept our challenge!

Hannah Wittman featured in Vancouver Weekly: Food Sustainability for the Urban Dweller

Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director

Food Sustainability for the Urban Dweller

Our Academic Director Dr. Hannah Wittman was featured in Vancouver Weekly exploring the topic of sustainable food systems by supporting local agriculture in Vancouver.

“When you think about food systems, lots of people think about farming and retail considerations, and we do too, but we also look at broader issues like access to land, ecosystem services and how food cultivation and gathering sits with the biocultural landscape of sustainable and equitable land and food relations”

Read the full article here:

Support Landed Learning!

One of our core children’s programs at the UBC Farm is facing an uncertain future. They continue to apply for grant funding, but this type of funding takes time and we need immediate funding in order to continue with our current operations.  Donate now to help ensure that they can complete this year’s full programming.

Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Join us for a summer of gardens, forests, and outdoor fun! Every year we bring a new suite of activities to our fabulous farm themes. Several weeks are close to full so make sure you aren’t too late to register your child for the weeks that you are interested in!

New UBC Student Discount on UBC Farm Market Produce

Thanks to everyone who voted, petitioned and campaigned amongst the UBC student body to pass the UBC Student’s Sustainable Food Access Fund, we are now able to offer something that we have been dreaming of for a long time: A UBC STUDENT DISCOUNT!

Show your student ID card at any of the UBC Farm market stalls during our three weekly markets June-October for a discount on your purchase*. Spread the word!

*This does not apply to other vendors at our Saturday markets and our CSA programs.

Teas for Bees: Picnic Fundraiser – May 12

Spend a day at the farm and celebrate native bees and pollinators with us!

Bring a picnic blanket, your friends, your children and we will provide the rest of the tea party ingredients!