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!
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
WHAT IS THE PRACTICUM? The UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is a hands-on educational program, designed to provide a full growing season of experience to students with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and food systems. Ideal candidates for the program are aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and people who wish to be part of the future of farming and food systems. The practicum runs part-time from March to November. 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 … Continue reading Want to really get your hands dirty? Apply for the 2014 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – deadline Oct 15th!
Dennis J. Dennis is a Masters Candidate at UBC Land & Food Systems. We are so excited about the farmland demand survey that Dennis is working on! Please fill out the survey and help us get a better grasp of who is looking for land. I am carrying out a survey on barriers faced by beginning and young farmers and on farmland access arrangements. The survey is part of my master’s thesis research on land access issues and on the potential for alternative land tenure models (ex. community farms, cooperatives, farmland trusts) to address these challenges. I have been working … Continue reading Want Land? Tell Us About It!
We’re excited to kick off our 2013 Lower Mainland farm & potluck series collaboration with Vancouver Urban Farming Society: bring your friends, family & loved ones- let’s feed each other! Tour: 5-6pm SOLEFood Street Farms @ corner of Pacific & Carrall Potluck: 6-9pm The Hive, 128 W. Hastings, Suite 210 (not #201 as on poster – oops!) * Bring a food dish to share and tools to eat with; bring your own beverage @ 7pmish – Presentation / Conversation @ land access with: Deer Crossing the Art Farm’s Smart Farm Project, and Researcher / Farmer Dennis J. Dennis, UBC Land … Continue reading SOLEFood Farms Tour & Hive Potluck