The Friends of the UBC Farm is a UBC-based group and constituted Alma Mater Society (AMS) club. However, our members include UBC students, staff, and community members. We are united by our desire to help the Farm to continue to provide its services to the community. By working together, we can make good things happen!
Officially, our mandates are:
- to raise awareness in the UBC Community about the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, and its value to the campus and other communities
- to educate members of the UBC community (and wider community) about the value of the UBC Farm and the importance of urban agriculture
- to unify and coordinate students’ efforts to advocate for UBC Farm’s future on campus
- to stage fundraisers and other activities aimed at securing the UBC Farm’s future on campus.
We work with the staff at UBC Farm to ensure that the Farm is represented at campus events. We have put on fun social events at the Farm such as the Scarecrow Festival, pumpkin carving, wreath making, and we had a spring plant sale in 2007. We also help with the two main annual events held at the Farm, Farmade and the UBC Farm Symposium. We sell greeting cards featuring photos taken at the UBC Farm as a fundraiser, and we publish information boards and pamphlets, including the only map of UBC campus featuring the Farm!
To get involved or learn more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the UBC Farm
From the UBC Farm website:
“The UBC Farm is a 24 hectare learning and research farm located on the University of British Columbia’s Campus in Vancouver, Canada. The farm is student-driven and integrated with the wider community. As the only working farmland within the city of Vancouver, the UBC Farm is an urban agrarian gem, featuring a landscape of unique beauty.”
This blog was created to keep the community up-to-date on what’s happening at the UBC Farm. It is also a place to share stories, images and thoughts about life on the Farm. Thanks for visiting, and we hope to see you out at the Farm in person one day!
For more information about specific programs, please visit the UBC Farm website.