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New Farmer Training

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)

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

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 […]
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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 […]
CSFS at the 2020 BC Organic Conference

CSFS at the 2020 BC Organic Conference

CSFS at the 2020 BC Organic Conference Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 1 The CSFS will be at the 2020 BC Organic Conference at the Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond. Our associates, staff, and students will be attending this conference, so be sure to check it out and say hi. We will be […]
We’re Headed to the Pacific Agriculture Show

We’re Headed to the Pacific Agriculture Show

We’re Headed to the Pacific Agriculture Show The Pacific Agriculture Show is on in Abbotsford from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1. The show features workshops and booths with all of the newest innovations in agriculture. Come visit us at our booth with friends and colleagues from LFS, the BC Food Web, the Litefarm […]
UBC Farm Research Funding Competition

UBC Farm Research Funding Competition

UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research Competition 2020 1. Rationale & Eligibility The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research (UBC Farm SFR) provides short-term support (up to $6,000/one year) for the development of innovative research at the UBC Farm that will eventually form the basis of a larger research […]
Data Helps Drive Diversified Agroecosystems Research

Data Helps Drive Diversified Agroecosystems Research

Data helps drive Diversified Agroecosystems Research Charting a pathway towards a sustainable food system in a way that is holistic and multidisciplinary is the goal of UBC’s Diversified Agroecosystems Research Cluster. The Diversified Agroecosystems Research Cluster brings together researchers based at 11 campus farms in North America, and counts on active collaborations among 40 scientists […]
LUGE Lab Blog Review: Dana James

LUGE Lab Blog Review: Dana James

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.
Long Term Agroecological Research Station Infrastructure Development

Long Term Agroecological Research Station Infrastructure Development

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 […]