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BC Seed Trials

BC Seed Trials

A multi-year collaboration between Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, Farm Folk City Folk and UBC Farm, The BC Seed Trial research project aims to increase the quality and quantity as well as the biodiversity of BC’s seed industry. The ongoing research will identify seed that is well adapted to the local climate and […]

Celebrate Solstice at the UBC Farm

Celebrate Solstice at the UBC Farm

Tonight, June 20th 2017. Join the circle for a public choral celebration at the farm to mark the longest day of the year. Several community choirs will be in the circle and leading our singing. Free to all!

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

The Urban Aboriginal Food Security Portal is intended to provide resources that will assist Aboriginal people and those interested in Aboriginal health to reduce food insecurity by compiling current initiatives and programs, and by developing an interactive community map highlighting locations where access to these resources can be procured. Our goal is to develop culturally […]

Ecological Pest Management

Ecological Pest Management

Dr. Juli Carrillo’s lab ‘Plant-Insect Ecology & Evolution’ focuses on plant defence against herbivory. Currently, Carrillo’s lab has a new project at the UBC Farm involving intercropping, lead by Chelsea Gowton. The project involved Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) as an invasive fruit fly. SWD can have a huge economic impact on global small fruit production. Organic farmers, […]

Cultural Diversity in Food Policy

Cultural Diversity in Food Policy

      The Intercultural Food Security Study was a collaborative effort between the Richmond Food Security Society, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm, and the Vancouver Foundation. This project, which took place over the summer and fall of 2015 in Richmond, engaged in a community consultation with multicultural residents and […]

Farmland Access

Farmland Access

A community-based, participatory research project which aimed to contribute to the understanding of and to providing solutions for sustainable, community-based farmland management for local food production in British Columbia. In collaboration with FarmFolk CityFolk (and previously with The Land Conservancy of BC), the project aims to support the establishment of alternative forms of land ownership, […]

Sean Smukler

Organic Soil Amendments

Focusing on optimal nutrient management, this project, by Dr. Sean Smukler and Dr. Gabriel Maltais-Landry, looks into crop optimization – using organic amendments and cover crops to maximize yields. The project focuses on organic amendments such as horse manure, chicken manure, municipal compost, and specialty products. From experimenting at the UBC Farm, Maltais-Landry has established […]

Andrew Black

Climate Smart Agriculture

With established research plots at the UBC Farm, this research project, run by Dr. Hughie Jones and Dr. Andrew Black of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC, aimed to gather data that would help them evaluate the effectiveness of a range of plastic films mulches and low tunnels in the modification of crops. By […]

Refer A Workshop Instructor And Receive A FREE Workshop

Refer A Workshop Instructor And Receive A FREE Workshop

We’re always on the look-out for new and exciting workshops.  If you send us a name, contact information (email and/or phone number), and potential workshop topic(s) before June 1st — and if it’s someone that isn’t already on our list of contacts — and if it’s a workshop that we ultimately end up scheduling before […]

You are Invited: Teas for Bees Picnic Party

You are Invited: Teas for Bees Picnic Party

Spend a day at the farm and celebrate bees and pollinators with us! Bring a picnic blanket and we will provide the rest of the tea party ingredients! Sit, relax and take in the spring air at the UBC Farm. Enjoy a performance and talk by Bee educator Lori Weidenhammer and go on a bee walk […]