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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

National Observer and The Star Feature: Colin Dring, UBC PhD candidate

 

National Observer and The Star Feature: Why one PhD student wants everyone to learn about food systems, equity and justice “When we think of the food bank, we’re not necessarily thinking that people who use the food bank should have a say in the decisions or the kinds of services offered or the kinds of […]

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Navin Ramankutty

 

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Navin Ramankutty “Industrial agriculture is associated with myriad environmental impacts, from nitrous oxide emissions tied to excessive fertilizer use to hurting pollinators through habitat destruction.” Dr. Navin Ramankutty, professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change and Food Security, recently gave input in The National Observer regarding the sustainability […]

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black

 

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black “We know that there’s this co-existence of food insecurity and mental health problems. It’s a feedback loop, where one makes the other worse.” Dr. Jennifer Black, CSFS Associate and LFS Professor, recently commented in The National Observer about the impacts of COVID-19 on two related topics, food security […]

The Star and IndigiNews feature: xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden

 

The Star and IndigiNews feature: How this birth worker carries on the teachings of her great grandmother “The foods that we eat — the pieces of the land, the berries, the fish, and the roots — get transformed into our food, which transforms into our bodies, all of our cells and DNA, and that gets […]

WIRED feature: Dr. Leonard Foster

 

WIRED feature: Dr. Leonard Foster “If that compound can be discovered or identified, then for sure, it could be used as a way to ward off the Asian giant hornet.” Dr. Leonard Foster, professor at UBC Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and beekeeper at the UBC Farm, recently gave comments on WIRED. Honeybees use animal excretions […]

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 […]
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