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FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Field Mentor

Posted by Moss Dance on December 07, 2016

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UBC Farm has a new farm job opening! The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm is a 24-hectare teaching, research and community farm located on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. The UBC Farm is the largest urban farm in Vancouver, and situated on a site just minutes from the beach and from Pacific Spirit Regional Park, as well as countless cultural amenities available in Vancouver—truly a world-class learning and recreational destination. More information about the Centre can be found at: www.ubcfarm.ubc.ca.   The Practicum Field Mentor works in collaboration with the Practicum Coordinator and CSFS/UBC Farm Staff to … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Field Mentor

The 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – APPLY NOW!

Posted by Moss Dance on October 17, 2016

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Have you ever dreamed of having your own small farm, a small cottage, fresh eggs from your chickens, growing, healthy organic vegetables and fruits? If so, then maybe it’s time to stop dreaming, and take action! Make your dream a reality by enrolling in the 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture. Situated within the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm, within the faculty of Land and Food Systems, the UBC Farm Practicum is an eight-month (part-time, March-October), experiential-learning program, designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about … Continue reading The 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – APPLY NOW!

Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2016

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The 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – APPLY NOW!   OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th, and YA/VUFS potluck in evening. Don’t miss this fantastic farm event! **Come to our OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th – UBC Farm – to learn more and meet current practicum students and staff (see details below)**   Have you ever dreamed of having your own small farm, a small cottage, fresh eggs from your chickens, growing, healthy organic vegetables and fruits?  If so, then maybe it’s time to stop dreaming, and take action!  Make your dream a reality by enrolling in the 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable … Continue reading Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

JOB: UBC Farm – Practicum Field Mentor (Deadline Extended!)

Posted by Moss Dance on April 05, 2016

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Practicum Field Mentor at UBC Farm  Application Deadline: April 11th (Extended!) The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm is a 24-hectare teaching, research and community farm located on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. More information about the Centre can be found at www.ubcfarm.ubc.ca. The Practicum Field Mentor works in collaboration with the Practicum Coordinator and UBC Farm Field Staff to provide day-to-day field instruction and supervision to the UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture students as well as assisting with annual and/or perennial crop production. The goal of the UBC Farm Practicum program is to inspire … Continue reading JOB: UBC Farm – Practicum Field Mentor (Deadline Extended!)

The 2016 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – Apply Now! 

Posted by Kristen Nammour on October 26, 2015

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Have you ever dreamed of having your own small farm, a small cottage, fresh eggs from your chickens, growing, healthy organic vegetables and fruits?  If so, then maybe it’s time to stop dreaming, and take action!  Make your dream a reality by enrolling in the 2016 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture.  DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30TH Situated within the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm, within the faculty of Land and Food Systems, the UBC Farm Practicum is an eight-month (part-time, March-October), experiential-learning program, designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in … Continue reading The 2016 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – Apply Now! 

Job Posting: Operations Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems UBC Farm

Posted by Sara Dent on December 04, 2014

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The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is seeking an Operations Director to play a key leadership role in management of the Centre. This individual will oversee all aspects of daily operations and business development initiatives with the overarching goal to maintain organizational effectiveness and achieve financial sustainability. Responsibilities include financial management, business development, and human resources management. Ideal candidates will have experience managing businesses, non-profits, social enterprises or complex academic units, and will have experience achieving both economic and social outcomes. Visit http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/about/careers/ for full posting details. The closing date is December 13th, 11:59pm. Please distribute widely. … Continue reading Job Posting: Operations Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems UBC Farm

The 2015 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture application is now open!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 29, 2014

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The practicum is an eight-month experiential learning program designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. Our program graduates share a vision of livelihoods and lifestyles grounded in sustainable and community-based food systems.  The majority have maintained a practice of farming, gardening, and food growing — at many different scales and in diverse forms, such as business start-ups, partnerships with seasoned farmers, and in community gardening and outreach settings.  WHERE: University of British Columbia Farm (UBC Farm) hosts the practicum, and provides the foundation for learning.  It … Continue reading The 2015 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture application is now open!

UBC Farm: From a Student-Run Initiative to Leading a Farm-to-Institution Movement

Posted by Sara Dent on August 05, 2014

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Introduction Since its re-invention in 1999, the UBC Farm has evolved from a small-scale market garden, run solely by dedicated students and volunteers, to a fully operational, organically managed, mixed vegetable production farm which supplies three weekly markets, an 80-person Community Supported Agriculture Program, and numerous direct sales to restaurants, including a total of $20,000 in sales to UBC Food Services on UBC Campus in 2013. UBC Farm Market Stand 2001 In recognition of UBC’s advanced Farm to Institution programming, UBC became the first ever University recipient of the Golden Carrot award, bestowed by Farm to Cafeteria Canada in 2012 in recognition of … Continue reading UBC Farm: From a Student-Run Initiative to Leading a Farm-to-Institution Movement

Job posting: Assistant Director, Operations, UBC Farm, Vancouver, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on May 30, 2014

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Job posting: Assistant Director, Operations, UBC Farm, Vancouver, BC The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is seeking an Assistant Director, Operations. This individual will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of daily operations and business development initiatives at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, with the overarching goal to maintain organizational effectiveness and achieve financial sustainability. The responsibilities include oversight over short-term and long-term plans via efficient and responsible management of the Centre’s financial, human and physical resources. The closing date for this posting isSaturday, June 14th. Please distribute widely. Full details at: http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/about/current-openings/   … Continue reading Job posting: Assistant Director, Operations, UBC Farm, Vancouver, BC

May 10 – Metro Van Urban Farm Mixer!

Posted by Sara Dent on May 05, 2014

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Register Here Join Vancouver Urban Farming Society this Saturday at UBC Farm – lets mix it up! **PLEASE BRING TOOLS TO EAT WITH: CUP, MUG, PLATE/BOWL, AND CUTLERY** 10 -10:30 | Breakfast 10:30 – 12:30 | Opening Circle & Networking, Intern Enrichment Program Idea Jam Along with some facilitated networking courtesy of our friends at the Young Agrarians, we will be having an idea jam to shape this year’s pilot Intern Enrichment Program. The Intern Enrichment Program came out of a need identified in our consultation with urban farmers for additional opportunities for urban farm interns on the various operations throughout … Continue reading May 10 – Metro Van Urban Farm Mixer!