Archive for June, 2009

Vancouver is a featured again as a host city in this year’s Outstanding in the Field dining series!

Chef Andrea Carlson of Bishop’s will be the guest chef for an Outstanding in the Field event at UBC Farm Sunday, July 19th.  The UBC Farm is excited to be hosting this great event for the 5th season in a row and hope you will join us for a great evening celebrating the bounty of the region.

Outstanding in the Field is the wildly successful roving culinary adventure that travels North America during the harvest season. The experience begins with a tour of the location – typically a local farm – then guests join farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and share the seasonally fresh meal set at a long table. The table is located outdoors at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands or at ranches. Occasionally the it is set indoors: a beautiful refurbished barn, a cool greenhouse or a stately museum. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table. Ingredients for the meal are almost all local and most come from the host farm. Meals are generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. Learn more and reserve your tickets at the Outstanding in the Field website.


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Scott and Gemma just noticed one of these brilliant birds out in the field. Scott’s stoked – it’s the first one he’s ever seen. They didn’t have a camera on them but I’ve included an image below, courtesy of Flickr user almiyi.

western tanager

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We are lucky to have an abundance of produce this week so will be having a sale on campus this Wednesday, June 24th from 11:30 – 12:30 outside of the MacMillan building (2357 Main Mall).

We’ll have UBC Farm salad mix, garlic scapes, mustard greens, radishes, mizuna, & herbs as well as kale, Swiss chard and mushrooms from other local, organic farms.

So stop by and get your mid-week produce fix! Remember, cash only & bring your own bags. See you tomorrow!

Amy Frye, Marketing Coordinator

Vanessa Perrodou, Market Manager

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Presented by the Conscious Design Collective, with support from UBC Farm:

Essentials of Natural Building

Join us for an informative and practical introduction to the essentials of Natural Building.

Cob and Earthen Plaster represent a simple, sustainable, appropriate and entirely available resource for Vancouver residents. With a media-rich and design focused presentation followed by a hands-on session, you will learn the essentials of working with this ancient material and ways to incorporate its use into your life.

Topics covered include:

Rock and Urbanite Foundations

Post and Beam Construction


Earthen Plaster

A Pattern Language

Urban Cob and Earthen Plaster applications

Time: 9:00am – 4pm

Location: UBC Farm Centre (go to: http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/ubcfarm/ for directions)

Date(s): July 11th OR July 18th (Choose a date that works best for you)


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We’re still looking for people to join us this weekend at the Fiesta Days Parade – super fun for all ages!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 21, 9:00 – 2:00; arrive for set-up: 9:00 AM for parade shift

Location: Parade staging is at 10th and Blanca

Details: We’re looking for enthusiastic fans of the Farm to join us as we march through the streets of Point Grey! On June 21st, UBC Farm will be marching in the Fiesta Parade, the Point Grey neighborhood’s annual start-of-summer celebration. Our group will be sporting some fantastic animal, fruit and veggie costumes and carrying a UBC Farm banner. All ages are welcome, so bring your kids. In addition to the parade component, we will have an information and activity table set up in the late morning and afternoon at the carnival event.

Please see http://www.pointgreyfiesta.org/ for more information about the festival. Looking forward to marching with you!

Contact Andrea at friendsofubcfarm@gmail.com if you want to join us!

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