Think&EatGreen@School Summer Institute: July 3-5

Think&EatGreen@School Summer Institute: July 3-5

At the TEGS Summer Institute for K-12 teachers and staff, participants will be immersed in a wide range of food-related topics and experiences to explore food literacy and sustainable school food systems.

May 17 – Farm Trivia Night: You Have Been Challenged

Bring your wits and some friends that think good, to be on your trivia team to take on this challenge! Questions will feature but are not limited to farm, restaurant, garden, plant, and food related categories. Everyone in the city is welcome to accept our challenge!

Hannah Wittman featured in Vancouver Weekly: Food Sustainability for the Urban Dweller

Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director

Food Sustainability for the Urban Dweller

Our Academic Director Dr. Hannah Wittman was featured in Vancouver Weekly exploring the topic of sustainable food systems by supporting local agriculture in Vancouver.

“When you think about food systems, lots of people think about farming and retail considerations, and we do too, but we also look at broader issues like access to land, ecosystem services and how food cultivation and gathering sits with the biocultural landscape of sustainable and equitable land and food relations”

Read the full article here:

Support Landed Learning!

One of our core children’s programs at the UBC Farm is facing an uncertain future. They continue to apply for grant funding, but this type of funding takes time and we need immediate funding in order to continue with our current operations.  Donate now to help ensure that they can complete this year’s full programming.

Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Join us for a summer of gardens, forests, and outdoor fun! Every year we bring a new suite of activities to our fabulous farm themes. Several weeks are close to full so make sure you aren’t too late to register your child for the weeks that you are interested in!

New UBC Student Discount on UBC Farm Market Produce

Thanks to everyone who voted, petitioned and campaigned amongst the UBC student body to pass the UBC Student’s Sustainable Food Access Fund, we are now able to offer something that we have been dreaming of for a long time: A 20% UBC STUDENT DISCOUNT!

Show your student ID card at any of the UBC Farm market stalls during our three weekly markets June-October for a 20% discount on your purchase*. Spread the word!

*This does not apply to other vendors at our Saturday markets and our CSA programs.

Teas for Bees: Picnic Fundraiser – May 12

Spend a day at the farm and celebrate native bees and pollinators with us!

Bring a picnic blanket, your friends, your children and we will provide the rest of the tea party ingredients!

Building Healthy Soils Series with Emma Holmes

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We are hosting a three part workshop series on ‘Building Healthy Soils’ with soils expert, Emma Holmes. This series is perfect for new or aspiring farmers, gardeners, ecologists, or anyone curious about soils.

Whether you just have houseplants, a little worm bin under your sink, or a huge yard full of veggies, the same principles apply to better understanding your soil and compost. Managing common problems such as nutrient levels, pests, odours, and scheduling compost maintenance time into your busy life will all be topics that are covered in these next workshops. Come learn with us!

About Emma Holmes

Emma Holmes is an agrologist, farmer and soil scientist. She studied at UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems (B.Sc. Global Resource Systems, M.Sc. Soil Science) and completed a permaculture internship at the Bullock Permaculture Homestead in WA. Currently, Emma is teaching soil science at Kwantlen’s Tsawwassen Farm School and working for the Ministry of Agriculture as an Agrologist.

Cost

All workshops as a course (15% off): $104.42 CAD ($85.68 CAD student pricing)

Click here to register for this series

Read about each session and register for them as individual workshops here:

Movie: Unsettling Environmental Review, Wed., April 18, 12:30pm

What is lost in translation between the passion and creativity in and around the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan reviews and the dispassionate reports and recommendations?

We Are Hiring: Sales Assistant

We are seeking a team-oriented, passionate and outgoing individual to work with the UBC Farm team and assist in the success of UBC Farm’s food cultivation and sales program.

The Sales Assistant works under the supervision of the Sales Manager and works collaboratively with UBC Farm staff to assist with the sale and tracking of agricultural products marketed through various direct sales channels (specifically the Tuesday Evening Markets, Wednesday Campus Markets, and Saturday Markets), and to assist with day-to-day harvest and processing (harvest, washing and packing) operations. The CSFS operates on a cost-recovery basis and farm product sales are a significant source of operating revenue. These sales activities and associated record keeping intrinsically form a part of the academic programming at the CSFS and substantially inform production decisions. Sales data collected by the Sales Assistant provides the raw material that allows the development of an academically diverse range of studies conducted by faculty, staff and students, research projects and agricultural production at the UBC Farm site.

This is a permanent full time position. The application deadline is April 18th, 2018.

Click here to see the full position and application information on our careers page.

Click here for more information about UBC Farm produce and sales channels.