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BC Seed Trials

BC Seed Trials

A multi-year collaboration between Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, Farm Folk City Folk and UBC Farm, The BC Seed Trial research project aims to increase the quality and quantity as well as the biodiversity of BC’s seed industry. The ongoing research will identify seed that is well adapted to the local climate and […]

Celebrate Solstice at the UBC Farm

Celebrate Solstice at the UBC Farm

Tonight, June 20th 2017. Join the circle for a public choral celebration at the farm to mark the longest day of the year. Several community choirs will be in the circle and leading our singing. Free to all!

Joy of Feeding

Joy of Feeding

13 cooks. 13 countries. One delicious day. Join us for this unique inter-generational, international food festival and fundraiser for the UBC Farm – where we celebrate home-cooked dishes from around the world!

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

The Urban Aboriginal Food Security Portal is intended to provide resources that will assist Aboriginal people and those interested in Aboriginal health to reduce food insecurity by compiling current initiatives and programs, and by developing an interactive community map highlighting locations where access to these resources can be procured. Our goal is to develop culturally […]

CSFS Heads to Italy!

CSFS Heads to Italy!

The Vancity’s Emilia Romagna Co-operative Studies Program is a study tour that explores solutions for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. This year, leading thinkers from British Columbia and Italy, including our own Centre for Sustainable Food Systems representative, join forces to take an in-depth look at the benefits a co-operative model offers to the food […]

Ecological Pest Management

Ecological Pest Management

  Ecological Pest Management Dr. Juli Carrillo’s lab ‘Plant-Insect Ecology & Evolution’ focuses on plant defence against herbivory. Currently, Carrillo’s lab has a new project at the UBC Farm involving intercropping, lead by Chelsea Gowton. The project involved Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) as an invasive fruit fly. SWD can have a huge economic impact on global […]

Cultural Diversity in Food Policy

Cultural Diversity in Food Policy

      The Intercultural Food Security Study was a collaborative effort between the Richmond Food Security Society, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm, and the Vancouver Foundation. This project, which took place over the summer and fall of 2015 in Richmond, engaged in a community consultation with multicultural residents and […]

Farmland Access

Farmland Access

A community-based, participatory research project which aimed to contribute to the understanding of and to providing solutions for sustainable, community-based farmland management for local food production in British Columbia. In collaboration with FarmFolk CityFolk (and previously with The Land Conservancy of BC), the project aims to support the establishment of alternative forms of land ownership, […]

Andrew Black

Climate Smart Agriculture

With established research plots at the UBC Farm, this research project, run by Dr. Hughie Jones and Dr. Andrew Black of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC, aimed to gather data that would help them evaluate the effectiveness of a range of plastic films mulches and low tunnels in the modification of crops. By […]