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Maya Garden: Public Drop in Gardening Sessions

Maya Garden: Public Drop in Gardening Sessions

Every year during the growing season, the elders and leaders of the Maya-in-Exile Garden host drop-in volunteer sessions at the UBC Farm. Come connect with the earth and help support the preservation of the garden’s heritage and cultural practices.

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 […]

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Squamish Water Kefir Company

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Squamish Water Kefir Company

These weekly market blog posts are linked from our newsletter when they are posted; to get regular updates, make sure to join our newsletter here. This week we are featuring Squamish Water Kefir Company, started in 2015 by Sabrina and Kristin in Squamish, B.C. They brew and ferment water kefir that is caffeine-free, 100% natural, […]

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 […]

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Aurora View Farms

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Aurora View Farms

These weekly market blog posts are linked from our newsletter when they are posted; to get regular updates, make sure to join our newsletter here. Hot summer days are prefect for grilling and what better way to complement your local veggies than with certified organic burgers, sausages or steaks from our new vendor Aurora View […]

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: KULA

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: KULA

These weekly market blog posts are linked from our newsletter when they are posted; to get regular updates, make sure to join our newsletter here. This week we are featuring KULA, one of the newest additions to the UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market! We are thrilled to have this business at our market this year […]

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: The Good Chocolatier

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: The Good Chocolatier

These weekly market blog posts are linked from our newsletter when they are posted; to get regular updates, make sure to join our newsletter here! This week we are excited to feature The Good Chocolatier, now in their second year vending at the UBC Farm Market. Owner Mara Mennicken’s committment to sustainability, nutrition, local processing, […]

Researcher Profile: Hughie Jones, PhD Student

Researcher Profile: Hughie Jones, PhD Student

What is your title? I’m a PhD student research assistant with the Biometeorology and Soil Physics Group. What is your research project and what is it all about? The project that I’m working on is funded by the Farm Adaption Innovator Program. Our project is focused on quantifying how the use of different plastic materials […]

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Oyster & King Mushrooms

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Oyster & King Mushrooms

Watch this space for stories about our vendors, explorations of some of the common questions that get asked by shoppers at the market, and discussions of relevant concepts to the local food economy. These blog posts will be linked from our newsletter each week; to get regular updates, make sure to join our newsletter here! […]

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Seed of Life Farm

Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Seed of Life Farm

Watch this space for stories about our vendors, explorations of some of the common questions that get asked by shoppers at the market, and discussions of relevant concepts to the local food economy. These blog posts will be linked from our newsletter each week; to get regular updates, make sure to join our newsletter here! […]