The UBC Farm encompasses 24 hectares of integrated farm and forest lands on UBC’s South Campus. The farm is managed by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, which offers a wide range of interdisciplinary learning, research, and community programs on the site. Together, these programs explore and exemplify new paradigms for sustainable communities.

UBC Farm in the winter
Pacific Tree Frog
Pea harvest

Situated within a 90-year old coastal hemlock forest, the UBC Farm comprises a mosaic of cultivated annual crop fields, perennial hedgerows and orchards, and successional forest stands. In the midst of a city, this landscape offers an important bridge between the rural and the urban.

Embodying UBC’s aspirations to be a “living laboratory,” the UBC Farm engages learners of all ages, from preschool through to faculty researchers. The farm is home to a range of research projects and university courses. Community involvement is integrated throughout its Children’s Learning Garden, Indigenous programming, farm markets, and volunteer program.

Exploring soil texture
Children learning about worms
Brassicas growing at the Farm

The UBC Farm’s mission and vision is set forth in the document Cultivating Place, an academic plan for the South Campus area. This vision connects the Centre’s activities with UBC’s overarching Strategic Plan, Place and Promise, as well as its Sustainability Academic Strategy (pdf), International Strategy, and Indigenous Strategic Plan.

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Spring Hours

The UBC Farm is open Monday - Saturday from 9am - 5pm.

Market Locations and Hours

Tuesdays at the UBC Farm 4:30am-6:30pm
Wednesdays at the UBC Bookstore 11:30am-1:30pm
Saturdays at the UBC Farm 9am-1pm

Upcoming Public Events

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Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
3461 Ross Drive
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1W5
Tel 604-822-5092
Fax 604-822-6839

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