Community Event: UBC Farm 2019

June 15, 2019

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CPABC’s Vancouver Chapter invites you to join us at our upcoming community event on Saturday, June 15th.  Come volunteer with fellow members, students and candidates at the UBC Farm. The volunteer work includes harvesting, weeding, working with composts, organizing sheds and much more!

About UBC Farm

The Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden has been based on unceded ancestral Musqueam territory at the UBC Farm since 2007. It was first under the guidance of the UBC Institute for Aboriginal Health and now located within the Indigenous Research Partnerships, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and under the direction of Dr. Eduardo Jovel.

With an emphasis on teaching, learning, and research, it aims to serve educational and research needs related to Indigenous knowledge and its intersections with other ways of knowing.  They are particularly focused on food security and traditional plant knowledge, while increasing participants’ knowledge and access to both traditional and non-traditional plants uses. The garden is guided by the principle that ‘food is medicine’ and follows the research ethic framework of the “4R’s: respect, relevance, reciprocity, and responsibility” and a holistic understanding of health and healing. In addition to its international, community-based research, the garden engages with numerous regional Aboriginal schools, communities, and organizations.

Make sure to dress comfortably and wear appropriate attire (i.e. closed shoes – no sandals please!).  Be prepared for all types of weather.  All CPA members, candidates, and students are encouraged to register and to help our local community. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Community Outreach
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Where: UBC Farm (Faculty of Land and Food Systems – Vancouver Campus)
3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC
Time: Registration: 9:30 am – 10:00 am & Event: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
To register: Click Here

Space is limited to 20 participants, so register now! Registration closes June 14, 2019. Remember to bring your own CPA Volunteer gear from previous events. Thank you!

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