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We Are Hiring: Garden Coordinator – CRUW

We Are Hiring: Garden Coordinator – CRUW

The closing date reads March 1st but we will continue the search until we find the right person. Preference will be given to candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

Zia Mehrabi 
zia.mehrabi@ubc.ca

Zia Mehrabi featured in Nature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too

Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too Our Postdoctoral Fellow Zia Mehrabi was featured in Nature talking about the need for governments, the private sector and agricultural-development organizations to create data-driven agronomy that is accessible to all farmers. …many smallholders have no Internet access and are unable to buy goods such as fertilizer or irrigation […]

UBC Farm Seeds: Plan your season with us

UBC Farm Seeds: Plan your season with us

UBC Farm Seeds: Plan your season with us Are you starting to plan your garden for spring? Did you know that you can buy UBC Farm seeds, online? Here at the UBC Farm, we are committed to preserving our seeds as ecologically grown, open-pollinated, regionally adapted, held in the public domain, and GE-free. One of […]

Order UBC Farm Flowers!

Order UBC Farm Flowers!

Are you or someone you know getting married? Having a retirement party? Maybe a birthday surprise? An epic picnic? If you’re planning something in our community we want to arrange your flowers! Conventionally grown flowers are tied to a variety of chemicals during both the growing and the processing phases. This includes synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, […]

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 […]