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2016 Sales Dates for Christmas Trees Announced

2016 Sales Dates for Christmas Trees Announced

When: Friday, December 16– 11:00 am -4:00 pm and Saturday, December 17– 9:00 am -4:00 pm (closing when we sell-out) Established by the Forestry Undergraduate Society (FUS) in 2006, the Christmas Tree Farm has live-potted as well as field-planted trees from over a dozen species. We pride ourselves in growing high quality, no spray Christmas trees […]

Vancity’s enviro™ Visa Announces $500,000 Donation to Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

Vancity’s enviro™ Visa Announces $500,000 Donation to Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

We are grateful and excited to announce that we recently received $500,000 from Vancity’s enviro™ Visa program, the enviroFund™ in support of our proposed food and beverage pilot processing facility – The UBC Farm’s Business and Agri-Food Research Network (or BARN@UBC Farm). The BARN@UBC Farm will be an integral part of the sustainable food systems […]

No Ordinary Quest at the UBC Farm

No Ordinary Quest at the UBC Farm

For Professor Maja Krzic the UBC Farm is a classroom for her students. Krzic developed the new Forest Humus Forms Quest app for her students to learn about soil and plants at the UBC Farm, believing this hands-on experience can push students towards a whole new level of learning.

CSFS and the UBC Farm featured at the B.C. Agrifood and Seafood Conference

CSFS and the UBC Farm featured at the B.C. Agrifood and Seafood Conference

Mon-Tues, November 14-15| Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna, B.C. The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm’s Postdoctoral Researcher Lisa Powell, Professors Sean Smukler and Leonard Foster (UBC Honeybee Genome Project), and close partner of the farm Victoria Wakefield (UBC Purchasing) will be speaking at the B.C. Agrifood and Seafood Conference. We are […]

Spring Break Camps Now Open For Registration

Spring Break Camps Now Open For Registration

Register now for our Spring Break Camps. 9-4pm March 13 – 17 and March 20 – 24. Relax as your little ones discover the farm with us and learn how to grow. Plant, cook, and explore the start of the season so you can plant a garden at school or home! Watch the farm, the forest, […]

UBC Thunderjacks Open House at the UBC Farm

UBC Thunderjacks Open House at the UBC Farm

We are incredibly excited to announce a thunderous new presence at the UBC Farm – The UBC Thunderjacks. The women and men here represent UBC at international collegiate logger sport competitions, where they throw axes, saw giant logs and honour BC forestry traditions. They will be hosting the open house of their practice on the 28th of […]

2016 Winter Market Dates Announced

2016 Winter Market Dates Announced

For the first time we are extending our market season into the winter months! Now fresh UBC Farm eggs will be available at all our markets on campus and there are ample amounts of squashes, greens, kales, beets, herbs and fun for everyone. Use our calendar to keep track of when our opening hours are […]

Winter Workshop Dec 14th: Holiday Canning

Winter Workshop Dec 14th: Holiday Canning

Impress your friends with home made holiday gifts. Learn to make delicious preserves to give to your friends and family. During the class three recipes (Chocolate Raspberry Sauce; Cranberry Apple Jam; and Red Pepper Garlic Jelly) will be demonstrated. Participants will be able to take home the recipes, and sample jars from two of the […]

Join the UBC Farm Bird Surveys – Vancouver Natural History Society

Join the UBC Farm Bird Surveys – Vancouver Natural History Society

Every third Sunday of each month for over a decade, the Vancouver Natural History Society has recorded bird species observed at the UBC Farm. We welcome people with all levels of birding knowledge to join in the bird survey at the UBC Farm. All that is required is an interest in birds! Bring binoculars if […]

UBC Farm’s Organic Certification

UBC Farm’s Organic Certification

Learn all about the joys and challenges in organic certification. Why did we decide to do it? How does it affect our research fields? What about our chickens? Find all the answers here.