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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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Events

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19 in Canada and around the world, the UBC Farm is officially closed to the public and we have cancelled upcoming events.

We are monitoring the situation and will keep you informed if further cancellations are required. We will provide full refunds to participants, and are contacting participants individually.

For full information on UBC’s response and guidance with respect to COVID-19, please view: ubc.ca.

Community Workshops

Workshops up to June 1st have been cancelled, participants have been informed.

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

Field Trips

Field Trips up to June 1st have been cancelled, participants have been informed and we are discussing rebooking.

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.

News

New Farmer Training

New Farmer Training Agriculture is changing rapidly. And so is the way we train emerging farmers. We want to hear from you about your experience in vegetable production! Take the BC Vegetable Farmer Survey and your responses will help UBC researchers learn more about the challenges facing vegetable producers, including labour, field management, profitability and […]


Researchers probe the complexities of crop resiliency (BioLab Business)

BioLab Business Feature: Researchers probe the complexities of crop resiliency The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm is on the cutting edge of climate adaptation and resiliency in agriculture, according to a recent feature by BioLab Business. From measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions among various crops to identifying soil microbes that can boost […]


BC Vegetable Farmers Survey

BC Vegetable Farmers Survey We want to hear from you about your experience in vegetable production! Take the BC Vegetable Farmer Survey and your responses will help UBC researchers learn more about the challenges facing vegetable producers, including labour, field management, profitability and seed. Participants are entered to win one of twenty $50 gift cards for […]


UBC Farm Truffle Orchard (University Affairs)

University Affairs Feature: UBC Farm Truffle Orchard Did you know that the UBC Farm is home to some of the world’s most sought-after mushrooms? Shannon Berch, adjunct professor in UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, is at the forefront of a 10-year bid to grow truffles in BC’s temperate climate. This year, her research […]


Participatory Guarantee Systems: Grassroots Organizing for Agroecological Certification

Participatory Guarantee Systems: A Primer on Grassroots Organizing for Agroecological Certification Dana James, PhD Candidate in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, recently published a blog review on Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS). The article discusses the nuances of agroecological certification, and presents grassroots alternatives to traditional Organic certification. Read the full article here.


Developing a Long Term Agroecological Research Station

Long Term Agroecological Research Station Infrastructure Development In the first two years of our research cluster, we have laid crucial groundwork for developing the UBC Farm as a Long Term Agroecological Research Station; this strong foundation has enabled its use as a living laboratory for developing long-term experimental protocols to examine trade-offs and synergies in […]

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