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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 […]

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 […]

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

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.

Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director

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

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 […]

Support Landed Learning!

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.

New UBC Student Discount on UBC Farm Market Produce

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 20% UBC STUDENT DISCOUNT! Show your student ID card at any of the UBC Farm […]

We Are Hiring: Sales Assistant

We Are Hiring: Sales Assistant

We are seeking a team-oriented, passionate and outgoing individual to work with the UBC Farm team and assist in the success of UBC Farm’s food cultivation and sales program. The Sales Assistant works under the supervision of the Sales Manager and works collaboratively with UBC Farm staff to assist with the sale and tracking of […]