The Natural History of Honey Bees

The Natural History of Honey Bees

The Natural Hisory of Honey Bees About this Workshop A presentation and demonstration about the natural history of honey bees. As a Super Organism honey bee colonies are dazzling in their complexity and fascinating to study. We will cover the salient points of what makes a honey bee a honey bee, placing these charming and […]
The Ruminant Podcast Feature: Alex Lyon & CANOVI

The Ruminant Podcast Feature: Alex Lyon & CANOVI

The Ruminant Podcast Feature: Alex Lyon & CANOVI Our CSFS Post-Doc, Alex Lyon, was featured on the agriculture podcast, The Ruminant Podcast. In it, she talked about participatory plant breeding and her work with CANOVI at the UBC Farm. CANOVI is a CSFS project funded by Organic Science Cluster 3, part of the Canadian Agricultural […]
Medicinal Plant Walk

Medicinal Plant Walk

Medicinal Plant Walk About this Workshop Join us for a guided walk through the Garden with Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist, where we will identify some local and non-local flowers, herbs, and common weeds, and discuss some of their medicinal properties and ways to apply these plants for common first aid and general health care. About […]
Photo Credits Cooking Culture

Community Workshop Feature: Kimiko Suzuki, Cooking Instructor & Food Writer

Community Workshop Feature: Kimiko Suzuki, Cooking Instructor & Food Writer What is your name and what do you do? My name is Kimiko Suzuki and I am a cooking instructor at Cook Culture and Well Fed Studio and a food writer for Vancouver’s local Japanese language newspaper – Shinpo. Where are you from originally? I […]
Community Workshop Feature: Robin Kort, Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures

Community Workshop Feature: Robin Kort, Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures

Community Workshop Feature: Robin Kort, Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures What is your name and what do you do? My name is Robin Kort and I am the Chef/Sommelier/Forager/Owner of Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures. Where are you from originally? I am Vancouverite through and through. I grew up in this city’s bustling restaurant scene. What workshops […]
Cluster Hire Research Series: Understanding Soil Organic Matter’s Relationship with Agricultural Productivity

Cluster Hire Research Series: Understanding Soil Organic Matter’s Relationship with Agricultural Productivity

Cluster Hire in LFS Applied Biology, Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, and CSFS at UBC Farm Research Seminar: Soil Organic Matter Formation and Function: Understanding Soil Organic Matter’s Relationship with Agricultural Productivity Dr. Emily Oldfield Research Science Advisor Forestry and Environmental Studies Yale University Click here to fill out the Feedback Form for Dr. Emily […]
Bird Survey – Vancouver Natural History Society

Bird Survey – Vancouver Natural History Society

Bird Survey – Vancouver Natural History Society We welcome people with all levels of birding knowledge to join in the Nature Vancouver monthly bird survey around the UBC Farm. All that is required is an interest in birds! Bring binoculars if you have them. The monthly survey takes from two to four hours, depending on […]
NPR Feature: California Farmers Try New Strategy To Cut Carbon

NPR Feature: California Farmers Try New Strategy To Cut Carbon

NPR Feature: California Farmers Try New Strategy To Cut Carbon NPR recently did an interview featuring Kate Scow, a member of the CSFS Diversified Agroecosystem Research Cluster. The article shows the relationship between cover crops and soil health and explains how farmers in California are using that relationship as means of controlling carbon emissions in […]
FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems

FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems

FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director, co-authored a publication that was featured in the latest Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations newsletter, with Vivian Valencia (Wageningen University) and Jennifer Blesh (University of Michigan). This article shows how the convergence of public policies supporting mediated […]
APBI & CSFS Cluster Hire Research Seminar Series

APBI & CSFS Cluster Hire Research Seminar Series

Research Seminar Series Cluster Hire in LFS Applied Biology, Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, and CSFS at UBC Farm Please join us for a series of exciting Research Seminars, as part of the Faculty Cluster Hire in Plant and Soil Science, co-sponsored by SAGE, APBI, and CSFS. These ten short-listed candidates are giving seminars in […]