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STUDENTS: VOTE YES for the new AMS Sustainable Food Access Fund (March 5th to 9th)

STUDENTS: VOTE YES for the new AMS Sustainable Food Access Fund (March 5th to 9th)

If you love Sprouts brownies, Agora Café granola bars, and fresh produce from Roots on the Roof and UBC Farm, vote in favour of: “I support the AMS establishing a Sustainable Food Access Fund through a refundable fee of $0.35* to support on campus sustainable food initiatives (subsidize food prices and increase programming at Agora Cafe and UBC Sprouts, and offer a […]

Our Next Feeding Growth Coffee Session: Scaling Up – Manufacturing or Co-packing?

Our Next Feeding Growth Coffee Session: Scaling Up – Manufacturing or Co-packing?

Join us for our next session designed for small local food businesses. Meet your peers over ice cream and coffee and exchange experiences about how to scale the growth of your kitchen.

We Are Hiring: Urban Farmers Volunteer Program Assistant

We Are Hiring: Urban Farmers Volunteer Program Assistant

We are seeking an energetic and outgoing person to work with the UBC Farm team to support the Urban Farmers volunteer program and participate in the success of UBC Farm’s production and sales program. The Urban Farmers Volunteer Assistant works in collaboration with the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, the Perennials and Biodiversity Coordinator and other […]

UBC Students: please sign the Sustainable Food Access Fund petition

UBC Students: please sign the Sustainable Food Access Fund petition

Are you a fan of affordable, organic, local, sustainable food on campus? We are in a race to get to 1000 signatures as fast as we can, so share this link! This referendum will provide a student discount at Roots on the Roof & the UBC Farm, while keeping food prices low and increasing programming […]

We Are Hiring: Practicum Field Mentor

We Are Hiring: Practicum Field Mentor

We are seeking an energetic and inspired person to work with the UBC Farm team to support the growth of our Practicum students and participate in the success of UBC Farm’s production and sales program. The Practicum Field Mentor works in collaboration with the Practicum Coordinator and UBC Farm Staff to provide day-to-day field instruction […]

Teachers: Join us at UBC Farm for Pro-D Day Feb 19

Teachers: Join us at UBC Farm for Pro-D Day Feb 19

Cross Pollination: School Gardens Connect Curriculum And Colleagues Hey are you a teacher? Do you know a teacher? We are hosting a Pro-D day of mini workshops at UBC Farm. Workshop themes will feature hands-on gardening basics (including the new Vancouver School Board beginner gardening workshop, Rooted in Place), cooking and food waste, and integrating […]

Applications Open for 2018 UBC Farm Market Vendors

Applications Open for 2018 UBC Farm Market Vendors

2018 UBC Farm Market Open for Vendor Applications We are excited to share the news that the 2018 UBC Farm Market is now open for vendor applications! Grow your business, build community and strengthen the local food economy with us this season at the only farmers market located on a working farm in Vancouver. Our […]

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) launched a new wave of LFS Career Development Internships (LFS 496) in 2016, as a way to increase student access to for-credit, mentored learning experiences with a food business or organization. “This internship program came as a result of students telling us they wanted to get their hands […]

How our internship program helped prepare Jeffery Kwok for the workplace

How our internship program helped prepare Jeffery Kwok for the workplace

Jeffrey Kwok, Outreach and Community Engagement Intern, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm As part of the LFS Career Development Internship (LFS 496) program, Jeffrey Kwok, a fourth year student in the Applied Animal Biology program, worked with the outreach team at UBC Farm. His role included creating, delivering, and facilitating educational curricula […]

Now Hiring Summer Food Systems Interns – Apply Now!

Now Hiring Summer Food Systems Interns – Apply Now!

Gain credit and work experience with positions on or off-campus. Open to all UBC students. See postings and apply now!