UBC Farm Open House 2016 – Saturday, September 17

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems celebrates the fifth anniversary of the UBC Farm being re-zoned as green-academic space, and celebrates everyone who helped “save the farm” by hosting our very first Open House.

Come to the first ever UBC Farm Open House!

Yes we are still on for the event even if there is a drizzle!

Get ready for a full day of free workshops, demos, research presentations, tours, music and activities for all ages! Bring your family and friends to come out and celebrate with us. Our Saturday farm market will be running as usual with beautiful fresh goods to offer.

The Open House is free and open to public and the entire UBC community. It’s a great chance for you learn more about the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and the UBC Farm or to introduce the Farm to a friend. Come out and have some fun in the fields with us!

Grow anything peculiar this year? Bring the largest or weirdest fruit and vegetable you grew this season to add to our “weird and wonderful” display!

UBC Farm Open House Schedule || Saturday, September 17, 2016 || 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Tours, Talks, Market and Workshops:
    • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday Farm Market featuring an apple press and a u-pick pumpkin pile | Harvest Hut Lawn
    • 10:00 a.m. Research Revealed: BC Seed Trials – Alex Lyon | Guided Tour: Meet at Welcome Tent
    • 10:00 a.m. Nourish Cafe and Cooking School – Cooking Demonstration | Harvest Hut Lawn
    • 11:00 a.m. Farm Tour | Guided Tour: Meet at Welcome Tent
    • 11:00 a.m. Nourish Cafe and Cooking School – Cooking Demonstration | Harvest Hut Lawn
    • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture Open House | Meet at Welcome Tent
    • 12:00 p.m. Research Revealed: Climate Change and BC Agriculture – Hughie Jones | Guided Tour: Meet at Welcome Tent
    • 12:00 p.m. Nourish Cafe and Cooking School – Cooking Demonstration | Harvest Hut Lawn
    • 1:00 p.m. Farm Tour | Guided Tour: Meet at Welcome Tent
    • 1:00 p.m. Introduction to Honeybees and Apitherapy (Paid Workshop) | Children’s Greenhouse
    • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.mIntroduction to computerized organic feed formulation (pig and chicken feed) – Professor Emeritus Robert Blair and Dr Masoumeh Bejaei(Free workshop) | Yurt
    • 2:00 p.m. Research Revealed: Organic soil amendments and greenhouse gas emissions – Gabriel Maltais Landry | Guided Tour: Meet at Welcome Tent
    • 6:00 m. Farm Tour (Organic methods focus) | Guided Tour: Meet at Welcome Tent
    • 7:00 p.m. Public Potluck Gathering with the UBC Farm Practicum, Young Agrarians, Vancouver Urban Farming Society and UBC Farm Alumni | Yurt, Children’s Greenhouse and Farm Centre Kitchen
  • Formal celebration:
    • 4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with Special Guests: The Past, Present and Future of the UBC Farm | Main Stage Tent
  • Scheduled throughout the day:
    • Children’s Activities & Saplings | Main Events Lawn
    • Research Displays | Main Stage Tent
    • Silent Auction | Main Stage Tent
    • Bee Activity | Main Events Lawn

All these activities will take place at the main UBC Farm site located on 3461 Ross Drive. There will be signage directing you to your desired activity or tour.

 

Questions about our open house celebrations? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at farm.team@ubc.ca