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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! We have three gardening-related workshops airing in June, so be sure to check them out and register here. In-person workshops until July 31st are still suspended.

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

Online tours are now available! If you are interested in a live, virtual tour via Zoom for your class or community group, please visit our Bookings page for details.

While we are exploring the option of in-person tours and events, we are not taking booking requests until further notice.

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
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Doughgirls Crowdfunding Support

 

Doughgirls Crowdfunding Support To support our crowdfunding campaign to keep UBC Farm programs up and running, our friends at Doughgirls Comfort Kitchen & Bakeshop will be donating $1 for every Karmic Orb sold at the UBC Farm! Karmic Orbs are little bursts of nutritious, Vegan and Gluten-free, positive energy. Be sure to pick some up […]

Q&A Round-Up: Essential Labour, Essential Lives: Migrant Agricultural Workers and COVID-19

 

Q&A Round-up Essential Labour, Essential Lives: Migrant Agricultural Workers and COVID-19 We received a huge number of thoughtful questions from the audience during our July 23, 2020 webinar on migrant agricultural workers, many of which the presenters didn’t have time to answer live. Below are our panelists’ responses to your questions, with resources for further […]

Biodiversity Project: Baby Wildlife Pictures

 

Biodiversity Project: Baby Wildlife Pictures Some new arrivals for UBC Farm’s resident wildlife have recently been spotted by our summer biodiversity monitoring team! Our array of remote wildlife cameras have been capturing images of a mother coyote and her two pups frequenting the farm grounds, and the biodiversity team had a close encounter with a […]

Bee smart: How I ended up pushing a weather station around campus in a baby stroller

 

Bee smart: How I ended up pushing a weather station around campus in a baby stroller Jennifer Lipka is an undergraduate student with the UBC BeeHIVE Research Cluster researching bumble bee abundance and diversity on UBC campus. Read more about her research, and how it feeds into the Bee Smart program. Check out the full […]

Millions of dollars of new aid for B.C. agriculture and food industries

 

Global News BC Feature: Susanna Klassen “There is needed to be a rapid shift in where food is going and how its being processed and packaged and our food system isn’t totally set up to deal with this scale…” Susanna Klassen, a PhD candidate working with the CSFS, recently said in an interview with Global […]

Q&A with Hannah Wittman on how COVID-19 is affecting food systems (PWIAS)

 

PWIAS Q&A: Dr. Hannah Wittman Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, our Academic Director, Dr. Hannah Wittman, has been researching better ways to put food on tables in British Columbia and around the world. The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies recently did a Q&A with Dr. Wittman about how COVID-19 is affecting the food […]
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