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Applications Open for 2017 Seasonal Student Positions

Applications Open for 2017 Seasonal Student Positions

We have posted seven paid student positions for this season in our farm operations, outreach and children’s programs. The application deadline is March 26th.

Register for our upcoming Volunteer Orientations!

Register for our upcoming Volunteer Orientations!

Five of the major UBC Farm programs are now beginning volunteer orientations for the 2017 season. Get your hands dirty with the Urban Farmers Program, our Farm Market team, the Indigenous Gardens, our Outreach crew or the FarmWonders children’s programs. There are lots of fun shifts available for lots of keen farm-curious folk! The Urban […]

Summer Camps Now Open For Registration

Summer Camps Now Open For Registration

Spots are already filling up for our summer camp! Explore, run, draw and create in our beautiful Children’s Learning Garden; observe beehives and in-season crops on “field trips” around the farm. The theme of each of our one-week camps will be learned through a variety of exciting recreational activities, crafts and hands-on experiences. All camps […]

Student Internship applications are now open, apply today!

Student Internship applications are now open, apply today!

The LFS Career Development Internship (LFS 496) prepares UBC students professionally and academically for future careers through a mentored learning experience with a real food business or organization. Students apply the theory they gain from class through on-the-ground food system-related work and through course assignments that support their practical learning. Gain work experience for credit!

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Verena Seufert: What is this thing called organic?

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Verena Seufert: What is this thing called organic?

Join us on March 29th at the Liu Institute for Global Issues where Dr. Verena Seufert will discuss how organic farming is codified in regulations. Dr. Seufert is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in UBC’s Land Use and Global Environment Lab. She is a geographer-ecologist interested in all things food and nature. Verena believes that food is […]

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Barbara Seed: Developing the first Qatar National Food Guide

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Barbara Seed: Developing the first Qatar National Food Guide

Join us on April 5th at the Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability Lab where Dr. Barbara Seed will discuss the sustainability principles in the first Qatar National Food Guide. When Dr. Barbara Seed was hired to develop the first dietary guidelines (food guide) in Qatar in 2013, she succeeded in making them one of […]

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Gabriel Maltais-Landry: Optimizing Organic Amendments and Cover Crops

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Gabriel Maltais-Landry: Optimizing Organic Amendments and Cover Crops

Join us on April 7th at the MacMillan Building where Dr. Gabriel Maltais-Landry will discuss optimizing the use of organic amendments and cover crops to maximize agronomic and environmental benefits. Dr. Maltais-Landry’s talk will focus on how optimal nutrient management is a critical aspect of sustainable farming systems, where nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) must […]

Applications open for vendors at UBC Farm 2017 Saturday Markets

Applications open for vendors at UBC Farm 2017 Saturday Markets

Do you grow, bake, make or provide a service that you want to share with our engaged, dedicated, and growing community of shoppers and vendors at our multi-vendor Saturday Market? Our market offers great opportunities for new and returning vendors with low fees, promotional support, ease of access, and an unparalleled market experience on a […]

2017 UBC Farm Seeds Now For Sale at BC Eco Seed Coop

2017 UBC Farm Seeds Now For Sale at BC Eco Seed Coop

Do you grow vegetables? Why not plant some seeds from your own bio-region this next season. Find UBC Farm seeds at the BC Eco Seed Co-op alongside other wonderful BC Seed Producers and start planning for your 2017 season. Orders in before January 15th will ship the third week of January, just in time for early seeding! (Pictured: UBC Farm edamame dried […]

Vancity’s enviro™ Visa Announces $500,000 Donation to Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

Vancity’s enviro™ Visa Announces $500,000 Donation to Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

We are grateful and excited to announce that we recently received $500,000 from Vancity’s enviro™ Visa program, the enviroFund™ in support of our proposed food and beverage pilot processing facility – The UBC Farm’s Business and Agri-Food Research Network (or BARN@UBC Farm). The BARN@UBC Farm will be an integral part of the sustainable food systems […]