Community Group Visits

 

2014-06-27 (EDIT) EDUC 440 Aboriginal Education in Canada students share in a medicine walk and harvest in the Indigenous Health Garden

Is your community group, place of work, or organization interested in visiting the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm?

We are excited to offer different opportunities for community groups to visit, learn about, and get involved with the Farm. Book a community tour of the Farm, arrange a hands-on session volunteering in our fields or with our community programs, or both! Please ensure you have reviewed our Guided Tours page to determine which program is the best fit for your group.

 

Click here to fill out our Community Group Visit Request Form

 

Community Tours

The UBC Farm provides a unique site for learning about global issues in food systems in the context of a 60-acre certified organic farm with integrated community-engaged educational programming, research, and teaching. Our one-hour community tours bring visitors through the dynamic farm site to learn about each of these activities while exploring how they are linked to issues globally in biodiversity, education, sustainable agriculture, food systems, Indigenous territory and food sovereignty, and innovative research. Further information about tour rates is outlined below. To sign up, please fill out our Community Group Visit Request Form.

If your group is smaller than 10 people, you are also welcome to join us for a free community tour every Saturday at 11:00AM during our Saturday Market. Tours leave from the lawn in front of the market and are open to the public. Up-to-date information about our Saturday market and dates for the season can be found on our Farm Markets page.

SERVICE FEE DESCRIPTION
On-site guided tour for one (1) to six (6) guests $50/hour Tour lasts one hour and is led by a CSFS tour guide
On-site guided tour for seven (7) to thirty (30) guests $100/hour Tour lasts one hour and is led by a CSFS tour guide
On-site guided tour for more than thirty (30) guests $5 for each additional guest OR $100 for an additional CSFS tour guide Fee is assessed and dependent on the number of participants. May require the visit to be split into several time slots or require more than one guide (max 30 people per guide)

Please note that an additional 5% GST will be added for all community tours. Payment can be made in cash or cheque. Let us know ahead of time if you require an invoice or receipt. If cost is a barrier, we are happy to talk to you further about it at ubcfarm.community@ubc.ca.

 

Community Volunteering and Teambuilding

IMG_6707Whether you are interested in giving back to the community through hands-on service, learning more about sustainable agriculture through experiential learning, or providing teambuilding for your group or workplace, there are a number of different opportunities for you at UBC Farm! Community group visits can be arranged in our fields helping us with organic food production, in our Children’s Education Garden, or with the different Indigenous programs at the Farm.

To arrange a community group volunteering or teambuilding visit, fill out our Community Group Visit Request Form or contact ubcfarm.community@ubc.ca with your questions.