Ten volunteers from the CPABC Vancouver Chapter attended a community engagement event held on September 9, 2017 at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) located at the UBC Farm.
CSFS is a unique research centre that aims to understand and fundamentally transform local and global food systems towards a more sustainable, food secure future. The CSFS is a living laboratory, committed to finding solutions to both the local and global challenges facing food systems sustainability and translating solutions to improve personal, community, and environmental health. The CSFS models new paradigms for sustainable communities.
The UBC Farm is a 24-ha teaching and learning space, and integrated production farm. The farm is situated within a 90-year old coastal hemlock forest that comprises a mosaic of cultivated annual crop fields, perennial hedgerows and orchards, pasture, teaching gardens, and forest stands. The UBC Farm is certified organic and grows over 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The farm also features honey beehives and egg-laying, open-pasture hens.
The event also marked the end of a very long sunny period in Vancouver. However, for the crops in the farm, sunshine and rain are both equally welcome.
Watch for future community engagement events in your chapter emails. Then, sign up and meet others who enjoy getting involved in their local community.