Practicum Profiles

Robert and Stacey Spring

Robert and Stacey Spring

Robert and Stacey Spring Robert and Stacey Spring – 2015 Graduates of the UBC Farm Practicum Since completing the Practicum, Robert and Stacey spent a couple years pursuing other educational opportunities before beginning their dream family farm in earnest. Stacey attended KPU in a Sustainable Agriculture program and Robert at BCIT and Groundswell. This summer, […]
Dave Semmelink

Dave Semmelink

Dave Semmelink Dave Semmelink – 2014 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum Dave established Lentelus Farms about half way through UBC Farm’s Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture. The Practicum helped him build many strong connections including with Professor Emeritus and mentor Dr. Art Bomke.  “Art sent me off to the Comox Valley to look at renting […]
Katie Selbee

Katie Selbee

Katie Selbee Katie Selbee – 2013 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum After completing the practicum in 2013, Katie went on to do a year of mixed-vegetable CSA farming at Farmers on 57th, as well as an orchard internship at UBC Farm. Katie has since moved to Pender Island, where she started Twin Island Cider, […]
Samantha Gambling

Samantha Gambling

Samantha Gambling Samantha Gambling – 2013 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum Samantha became a member of the UBC Farm family in the 2013 growing season. She transitioned straight from the UBC Farm Practicum to a Master’s degree program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, where she studied agricultural policy and food sovereignty […]
Simone McIsaac and Sarah Stewart

Simone McIsaac and Sarah Stewart

Simone McIsaac and Sarah Stewart Simone McIsaac and Sarah Stewart (McMillan) – 2008 Graduates of the UBC Farm Practicum Simone and Sarah met during their practicum at the UBC Farm in 2008, and are now co-owners of Rootdown Organic Farm, a mixed vegetable farm serving restaurants, grocery stores and CSA members in the Pemberton and […]