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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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We are in the process of transitioning our programs as UBC and the province slowly opens up. Find more info on each specific program page. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Events

World Soil Day

Celebrating World Soil Day

News
Growing a Farm podcast

Growing a Farm Podcast: The 20-year Journey of the UBC Farm

 

UBC Farm Podcast Growing a Farm: The 20-year Journey of the UBC Farm The UBC Farm is 20 years old! To celebrate we are excited to release a limited podcast series, bringing forward the voices of some of the many people who helped start and, ultimately, save the UBC Farm. The Teaser is out! Listen […]
Flooding and topsoil

Fraser Valley farmers won't know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil

 

Fraser Valley farmers won’t know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil News Source: CBC November 28, 2021 “Those pollutants may not be on site anymore. They actually might be in our nearby aquatic ecosystems.” – Dr. Sean Smukler Dr. Sean Smukler, CSFS Associate and agricultural ecologist, spoke about the ways how recent flooding events […]
Debris along a flooded road in Abbotsford, B.C., on Nov. 25.

How the B.C. floods revealed the fragility of Canada’s food system

 

How the B.C. floods revealed the fragility of Canada’s food system News Source: The Globe and Mail November 27, 2021 “In order to make the modern food system today, it involved a lot of trying to control nature.” – Dr. Hannah Wittman Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate and IRES Professor, gave comments in The Globe and […]
Black Friday

Consider need over deals when Black Friday bargain hunting

 

Consider need over deals when Black Friday bargain hunting News Source: Surrey Now-Leader, North Delta Reporter, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, Langley Advance Times, Abbotsford News, Chilliwack Progress, Victoria News, Kelowna Capital News November 26, 2021 “The key is to ask yourself, is this something that I will use for a long time? Or is it […]

'A form of control': Why people panic buy and how to potentially stop it

 

‘A form of control’: Why people panic buy and how to potentially stop it News Source: Vancouver is Awesome November 19, 2021 “What these events are showing is making visible the cracks in the food system that have been there for some time.” – Dr. Hannah Wittman Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate and IRES Professor, was […]
Front Cover Anniversary Report July 14

See how far we've come!

 

Check out our Anniversary Report Celebrating 20 Years of the UBC Farm Celebrate the progress of the UBC Farm since its inception 20 years ago, including the creation of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems 10 years ago and the developments in research, education programs, and food cultivation, all in the service of our mission […]
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