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The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a research centre and local-to-global food hub working towards a more sustainable, food-secure future.

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Important Changes to our Programs During COVID-19

UBC Farm Markets are back! View our market page for new and increased safety precautions. We ask market customers not to stay on site: we remain closed to the public in order to protect our field and market staff, approved researchers and Indigenous program members due to the ongoing response to COVID-19 in Canada and around the world. Read our full safety plan here.

Our growing season is going ahead. Our produce is available at our Tuesday Evening and Saturday UBC Farm Farmers' Markets and through our CSA program. View our COVID-19 Market Plan.

During Phase 1 Research Resumption, research activities at the UBC Farm will continue for those projects with approved COVID-19 UBC-Farm Field Work Safety Plans. For more information please check the COVID-19 UBC-Farm Research Resumption Plan.

If you have any questions please reach out to us: ubcfarm.research@ubc.ca.

Online workshops are here! Be sure to check them out and register here. In-person workshops are still suspended.

If you have any questions please reach out to us: ubcfarm.workshops@ubc.ca.

Virtual and in-person tours are now available! If you are interested in an in-person tour (max 15 participants), or virtual tour via Zoom for your class or community group, please visit our Bookings page for details.

Event and venue booking is now available upon request. Please visit Bookings for details.

If you have any questions please reach out to us: ubcfarm.events@ubc.ca.

We are now running our summer FarmWonders programming with modifications. Other Children's Programming, such as field trips and birthday parties, are still suspended. For full information please see the COVID-19 UBC Farm FarmWonders Day Camps Plan.

If you have any questions please reach out to us: ubcfarm.farmwonders@ubc.ca

Please reach out to us if you have any concerns at farm.team@ubc.ca.

Events
News

ZME Science Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi

 

ZME Science Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi “There’s an assumption that we’re going to be able to target everyone with these new technologies and everyone is going to be able to benefit.” Dr. Zia Mehrabi, CSFS Associate, recently gave input to ZME Science about how advanced technology could create more inequality and divide, due to the […]

Claire Kremen, CSFS Associate, wins 2020 Volvo Environment Prize

 

Claire Kremen, CSFS Associate, wins 2020 Volvo Environment Prize “With very large-scale agriculture, we are simplifying the landscapes a lot. It makes them much less hospitable for most species.” Dr. Claire Kremen, a UBC professor from the Institute for Resources, Environment, & Sustainability and the Department of Zoology, recently won the 2020 Volvo Environment Prize […]

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi and Kevin Cusson

 

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi and Kevin Cusson “We’re trying to gather the information not only to help farmers with their day-to-day, but also to think more broadly about the future and how we can build a better planet for our children.” This article features interviews with CSFS Associate Dr. Zia Mehrabi and […]

28th Annual H.R. MacCarthy Lecture in Pest Management

 

28th Annual MacCarthy Lecture in Pest Management Lessons from the last 10 Years of Drosophila suzukii: Moving forward with management Please join us for the 28th Annual MacCarthy Lecture in Pest Management: Lessons from the last 10 years of Drosophila suzukii: Moving forward with management. Date: Monday, December 7th Time: 1:00-2:30 pm PST Link to […]

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Sean Smukler

 

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Sean Smukler “Storing carbon in the soil is essential for healthy crops and important for reducing CO2 emissions.” Dr. Sean Smukler, UBC LFS professor, recently gave comments in the Natural Observer about the reduction of soil fertility in the Fraser Valley, and why this is problematic for farming. Check out […]

iHeartRadio Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black

 

iHeartRadio feature: Dr. Jennifer Black “People have unstable or inadequate access to food because they don’t have the financial means.” Dr. Jennifer Black, CSFS Associate and LFS Professor, recently spoke with iHeartRadio about how the pandemic has widened food insecurity in Canada. Check out the full article here.
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