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Practicum Program Open House – This Saturday

Practicum Program Open House – This Saturday

Interested in our Practicum for Sustainable Agriculture? We are offering an Practicum Open House on Saturday as an opportunity to tour the Farm, meet current staff and students, and ask questions about the program.

We Are Hiring: Wholesale Worklearn Student (Paid)

We Are Hiring: Wholesale Worklearn Student (Paid)

We are seeking an energetic and reliable UBC student to work with the UBC Farm team to support the growth of and to participate in the success of the CSFS’ production and sales via direct marketing and wholesale channels. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Wholesale customer service tasks – assisting with communicating and liaising with local […]

We Are Hiring: CSA Program Assistant

We Are Hiring: CSA Program Assistant

We are seeking an energetic and reliable person to work with the UBC Farm team to support the growth of and to participate in the success of the CSFS’ production and sales via the CSA Program. The CSFS operates on a cost-recovery basis and farm product sales are a significant source of operating revenue. CSA […]

CSFS Students Tori Ostenso and Colin Dring. Photo by Joseph Boaz.

CSFS students Colin Dring and Tori Otenso featured in Richmond News

A local food system defined by us all CSFS PhD Student Colin Dring was interviewed by the Richmond News about how a local, sustainable food network must recognize the tastes, values, and income-variations of its resident cultures. “We’ve concentrated too much on the ingredients of a certain culture’s foods and haven’t created a space for […]

Seeds of Knowledge featured in the Georgia Straight

Seeds of Knowledge featured in the Georgia Straight

UBC Farm to launch sustainable food website at beet-tasting event Our upcoming event, Seeds of Knowledge: A Research Showcase and Beet Tasting at the UBC Farm, is featured in The Georgia Straight. This special event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 21 during the UBC Farm Farmers’ Market, will feature the current research […]

Mel Sylvestre featured in Podcast on Seed Saving at the UBC Farm

Mel Sylvestre featured in Podcast on Seed Saving at the UBC Farm

Mel Sylvestre, our Perennial, Biodiversity, and Seed Hub Coordinator at the UBC Farm, was featured in this podcast talking about the importance of seed saving. Today, seeds are accessible to farmers through private companies via catalogues and few produce their own local seeds. Hence, the practice of seed saving is declining. Mel takes part in a […]

We Are Hiring: Urban Farmers Volunteer Program Assistant

We Are Hiring: Urban Farmers Volunteer Program Assistant

The Urban Farmers Volunteer Assistant works in collaboration with the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, the Perennials and Biodiversity Coordinator and other UBC Farm staff to provide day-to-day field supervision to student, community and public participants in the Urban Farmers Volunteer Program, as well as assisting with crop production and general farms tasks. For more information […]

Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director

Hannah Wittman receives the CAFS Research Award for Excellence in Food Studies

Congratulations to our Academic Director Dr. Hannah Wittman for receiving the Research Award for Excellence in Food Studies from the Canadian Association for Food Studies! Dr. Hannah Wittman is recognized as a leader in food studies research, with significant contributions in Canada and internationally. She will be receiving this award at the Canadian Association for […]

Chiyi Tam, Administration & Site Coordinator (including Private Events)

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

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.

Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director

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

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 […]