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Roland Tanglao’s Flickr stream includes a set of shots he took recently at the UBC Farm fundraiser with Michael Pollan. Check ’em out here!


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Michael Pollan has a message for those who think they don’t have the time to meet the farmers who grow their food, let alone shop at farmers markets, plan meals, cook from scratch, or savour their own recipes.

The author of In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (Penguin, 2008) will be in Vancouver on Saturday (June 6) for a fundraiser for UBC Farm. Pollan argues that if thousands of Latin, Asian, and other “ethnic” families across North America can find the time to grind spices by hand, cook greens for every meal, and avoid the Mickey D’s drive-through solution, so can the rest of us.

You can find the full article here.

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Attention UBC students: Here is your chance to win a ticket to see Michael Pollan on June 6th!

Celebrated author and professor, Michael Pollan, will be making his only Canadian stop here at the UBC Farm. Submit a question for the question period and if you are chosen to ask your question you will win a free ticket to the event.

Please submit your question by 5 pm Wednesday May 27 to friendsoftheubcfarm@gmail.com

Open to UBC students only.

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Michael Pollan chats with Oprah…

Have I mentioned that Michael Pollan is coming? Well, he is, and we are *oh so* excited about it.

What I have not mentioned is that he was featured in an (online only, I believe) piece from Oprah’s Earthday special. Yes, that’s right: we will have an Oprah-approved guest speaking at the Farm in just over a month. Get ready for it.

Remember, Michael Pollan live at the UBC Farm on June 6, 2009!

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In partnership with Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, the UBC Farm is pleased to announce a Saturday afternoon presentation and book signing with award-winning author, Michael Pollan. Vancouver will be Michael’s only Canadian city on his book tour for the paperback version of In Defense of Food.

This unique opportunity to meet Michael takes place at UBC Farm on Saturday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. At this fundraiser for UBC Farm, Michael will share his manifesto of: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants.” He will also be available to sign copies of In Defense of Food. This exciting afternoon includes a signed copy of In Defense of Food, guided tours of UBC Farm and live music and entertainment. All are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and a blanket to sit on.

Tickets to this rain or shine event are $45 (includes GST) and are sold exclusively through Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks. The ticket price includes a paperback version of In Defense of Food, and all proceeds from the event will go to support the UBC Farm.

For more information about this and other events, visit Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks website at www.bookstocooks.com. Please call 604-688-6755 to purchase tickets.


About Michael Pollan: Michael Pollan has established himself as one of North America’s premier food system commentators. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and is a Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His previous book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post. His most recent essay is Farmer in Chief, a letter to the president-elect of the United States.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity – a great event in support of a great cause! We’ll see you there.

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