UBC Farm Update
The UBC Farm is closed to the public, due to the ongoing response to COVID-19 in Canada and around the world. Most of our staff are working remotely and we have cancelled upcoming programs and events, including the 2020 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture, which was due to start this month. Only essential UBC Farm food cultivation and distribution staff are on-site, as well as those caring for the Indigenous gardens and essential research projects, all adhering to our health and safety guidelines.
We are planning to expand our CSA program this year, and we are working on creative solutions to make our produce available to our community. Our produce is currently available to order for pickup through Stable House and delivery with Oyster & King.
It’s a challenging time for almost everyone around the world. It’s also a good time to reflect on and support the resiliency of our local food system. Many people are increasingly turning to growing their own food and baking and cooking from scratch. To support our community, we are sharing food systems resources on the BC Food Web and are sharing recipes, gardening tips, and farm tours on Facebook and Instagram, with expert webinars on a range of topics to come. We are also working to make online versions of some of our beloved programs, such as the Community Kitchens. Stay tuned to ubcfarm.ubc.ca for updates.