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 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 sustainable agriculture and food systems. Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a network of incredible people to support them along the way. The main approach to learning within the program is hands-on practice. Participants carry out seasonal farming activities with leadership provided by UBC Farm staff in the greenhouses, gardens, fields, orchards, and at our farmers’ markets. The program includes numerous guest speakers, including several UBC professors, and field trips to various farming operations within the province.
The UBC Farm is a 24-hectare gem, the largest urban farm in Vancouver, British Columbia, and situated on a site with numerous research, educational, and community outreach activities.
Application deadline is:October 17th, 2016; apply online at the link above. Please note: You do not have to be a UBC student or post-secondary student.
About this UBC Farm Event
Our Practicum Open House is occurring at the UBC Farm (*meet at front gate*) on Saturday, Sept 17th, between 12-2 pm. This will be a chance to meet Practicum Staff and several of the current students, as well as tour the UBC Farm, from the perspective of the Practicum program. In addition to the Practicum Open House, the UBC Farm (as a whole) is offering an Open House on this same date, details of which can be found at:
The Open House will include free workshops, research talks, children’s activities, a panel discussion, and more.
YA/VUFS Potluck Dinner
Young Agrarians, Vancouver Urban Farming Society, and UBC Farm Practicum are jointly sponsoring an evening potluck (intended as a networking event for current and aspiring growers).