News and Media

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Join us for a summer of gardens, forests, and outdoor fun! Every year we bring a new suite of activities to our fabulous farm themes. Several weeks are close to full so make sure you aren’t too late to register your child for the weeks that you are interested in!

20% UBC Student Discount on UBC Farm Produce

20% UBC Student Discount on UBC Farm Produce

Thanks to 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 market stalls during our three weekly markets June-October for a 20% discount on […]