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Farmer Terry Boehm is concerned about the future of his community and other farming towns as the price of land creeps up. (Sam Samson/CBC)

Saskatchewan farmers, researchers worry investor-bought land ’empties out the countryside’

Saskatchewan farmers, researchers worry investor-bought land ’empties out the countryside’ December 2, 2022 Kat Aske, Practicum Field Coordinator at the UBC Farm, commented on how the market value of farmland in Alberta is completely disconnected from how much farmers can make on the land. “This is a massive problem,” Aske said. “As farmland prices rise, […]
Become a Friend of the Farm with our new Membership!

Become a Friend of the Farm with our new Membership!

Become a Friend of the Farm with our new Membership! November 18, 2022 Give the gift of local food and support us as we work toward a sustainable, food-secure future Your UBC Farm membership entitles you to perks at our markets, priority access to events and CSAs, free or exclusive access to our merchandise, and […]
Apply by Dec. 10 – UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture

Apply by Dec. 10 – UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture

Apply by Dec. 10 – UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture November 17, 2022 Be part of the future of farming and food systems. Join the UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture! Our Practicum program is a hands-on educational program providing students with a full growing season of experience. The six-month experiential learning program is […]
Best fall and winter farmers’ markets to shop in Metro Vancouver

Best fall and winter farmers’ markets to shop in Metro Vancouver

Best fall and winter farmers’ markets to shop in Metro Vancouver November 14, 2022 Daily Hive featured UBC Farm as one of the best farmers’ markets to visit in Metro Vancouver. Our Saturday Multi-vendor Farmers’ Market features organic UBC Farm produce, a variety of local vendors selling meat, mushrooms, fruit, vegetables, nursery plants, baked goods, alcohol, coffee, and prepared foods, alongside […]
Thousands of people rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery and march through the city to bring attention to the global climate change issue. (Ric Ernst/PNG)

New UBC climate course partners with City of Vancouver to find carbon-reduction solutions

New UBC climate course partners with City of Vancouver to find carbon-reduction solutions November 14, 2022 Dr. Tara Ivanochko (Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences), CSFS Associate and the Sustainability Hub’s Academic Director, discussed the courses offered at UBC to study the impact of climate change. In Ivanochko’s lab, students are “coming up with creative […]
Apply by Dec. 4 – LFS 496 Career Development Placements

Apply by Dec. 4 – LFS 496 Career Development Placements

LFS 496 Career Development Placements – applications are now open! November 4, 2022 Gain career skills and a foot in the door in the food system with LFS 496! In this course, students are prepared both professionally and academically for future careers through a mentored learning experience with a real food business or organization. It’s […]
B.C. is in a crazy drought and scientists say climate change is to blame

B.C. is in a crazy drought and scientists say climate change is to blame

B.C. is in a crazy drought and scientists say climate change is to blame October 20, 2022 CSFS Associate Dr. Kai Chan (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) said hotter, drier summers, drought and fires are consistent with what climate scientists have been saying we should expect. “Food production is suffering, salmon are suffering, there […]
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Land reconciliation is the key to nourishment

Land reconciliation is the key to nourishment October 17, 2022 Dr. Tabitha Robin Martens, researcher and Assistant Professor in Land and Food Systems who teaches at the UBC Farm, explained how food is not just for physical nourishment; it also draws connections to past, present and futures. Read the full article by Kci-Niwesq (page 16).
Some farmers in B.C. able to extend harvesting while others struggle with drought

Some farmers in B.C. able to extend harvesting while others struggle with drought

Some farmers in B.C. able to extend harvesting while others struggle with drought October 17, 2022 Dr. Sean Smukler, Land and Food Systems and new CSFS Director, explained how the drought in B.C. is affecting farmers differently. “The crops that are well established and just need a little bit of water in this late season […]
Sean Smukler to be new CSFS Director

Sean Smukler to be new CSFS Director

Announcing our new Director A message from Dean Rickey Yada October, 2022 I am pleased to announce that Sean Smukler will become the new Director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, effective January 1, 2023. Many of you are familiar with Sean who is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of […]