Earth Day: How to Take Action + Educational and Indigenous Resources

Earth Day: How to Take Action + Educational and Indigenous Resources

Earth Day: How to Take Action + Educational and Indigenous Resources We are celebrating Earth Day on April 22! Read on for ideas on how to get involved, educational materials, and much more. Take Action Are you a student looking to get involved with sustainability initiatives? There are many groups on campus that may suit […]
CSFS Associate Seminars: Dr. Kira Borden

CSFS Associate Seminars: Dr. Kira Borden

The CSFS Future of Food Global Dialogue Series presents: CSFS Associate Seminars CSFS Associate Seminar: Adaptation and Mitigation: Dual Objectives for Addressing Climate Change in Diversified Agroecosystems About this Seminar Intentionally increasing the biological complexity of agroecosystems can enhance ecosystem function. In the context of climate change, this can mean adaptation to changing precipitation and […]
CBC: Chocolate might melt out of memory if we don’t protect pollinators

CBC: Chocolate might melt out of memory if we don’t protect pollinators

CBC: Chocolate might melt out of memory if we don’t protect pollinators “To support pollinators as spring takes hold, plant pollinator-supporting gardens.” Dr. Claire Kremen, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, says combing the yard for chocolate Easter eggs could one day be a thing of the past if we don’t make a […]
Organic Science Canada: Wasps vs. Spotted Wing Drosophila

Organic Science Canada: Wasps vs. Spotted Wing Drosophila

Organic Science Canada: Wasps vs. Spotted Wing Drosophila “Natural enemies that kill spotted wing drosophila may help to slow their growth and, in turn, reduce pressure on crops.” Dr. Juli Carrillo, CSFS Associate, has a research write-up on pages 25 and 26 of this Organic Science Canada digital issue (link below). The write-up goes into […]
BC Eco Seed Co-op: Meet BCESC Member Evan Goh of UBC Farm

BC Eco Seed Co-op: Meet BCESC Member Evan Goh of UBC Farm

BC Eco Seed Co-op: Meet BCESC Member Evan Goh of UBC Farm “When I hold seeds that I have helped save in my hands, I feel an indescribable connection to the past, the countless generations of plants that led to this seed, and also a connection to the people who were there every step of […]
Take Nature as the Measure: The Search for Sustainability

Take Nature as the Measure: The Search for Sustainability

Take Nature as the Measure: The Search for Sustainability   Join us for a conversation between Wes Jackson, one of the founders of the sustainable agriculture movement, author Robert Jensen, as well as UBC professors Ramana and Hannah Wittman. In more than four decades as president of The Land Institute, Wes Jackson became widely known […]
National Observer and The Star: Canada’s new laws for GMOs and gene editing

National Observer and The Star: Canada’s new laws for GMOs and gene editing

National Observer and The Star: Canada’s new laws for GMOs and gene editing “Canada is changing its risk assessment policy for genetically modified plants and food products sold at home and overseas.” Dr. Loren Rieseberg, a professor in UBC’s Department of Botany, spoke about gene editing and developing gene-edited crops. Compared with traditional breeding, gene editing is […]
News 1130: Don’t be tempted to garden early

News 1130: Don’t be tempted to garden early

News 1130: Don’t be tempted to garden early “All the organic junk in your garden is still useful for the bees.” Dr. Risa Sargent, a professor at UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, was recently interviewed about bees and gardening. She explains the rationale behind why it is not necessarily good to begin planting […]
It’s our 20ᵗʰ anniversary!

It’s our 20ᵗʰ anniversary!

It’s our 20th anniversary! It’s happening: we have reached our 20th anniversary here at the UBC Farm, and it’s also been 10 years since the creation of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems! 🎉 As can be seen from our past photos, a lot has changed since then – see our History page for more […]
Vancouver Sun, The Province, and CKNW: Consumers more likely to buy ‘ugly’ produce labelled ‘ugly’

Vancouver Sun, The Province, and CKNW: Consumers more likely to buy ‘ugly’ produce labelled ‘ugly’

Vancouver Sun, The Province, and CKNW: Consumers more likely to buy ‘ugly’ produce labelled ‘ugly’ “When it comes to selling “ugly” produce, don’t beat around the bush.” Based on research conducted at the UBC Farm, a new Sauder study found that consumers are more likely to buy unattractive fruits and vegetables when they are labelled “ugly”. Study […]