Events & Workshops

Upcoming Events:

March 17th | UBC Farm Workshop
Growing Food in Small Spaces: Balconies, Containers, and Small Patios

April 14th | UBC Farm Workshop
Winter Foraging Workshop

April 18th | Farm Folk City Folk Workshop
Seed Economics Webinar

April 27-29th | Bullock Lake Farm 
Seminar with Organic Market Gardener Jean-Martin Fortier

January 18th | The Secret to Making it into Vancouver Farmers Markets with Feeding Growth
Feeding Growth is joining forces with the Vancouver Farmers Markets and BC Association of Farmers Markets to share the ins and outs of finding yourself under a market tent and making sure you make the most of it. Part of the Feeding Growth Coffee Series. More info

January 21st | Small-Scale Farmers’ Symposium with SPEC
A full-day event centered around small-scale farmers in the Metro Vancouver area, featuring workshops and discussions about soil fertility and drainage, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), farmer resilience, and farm-specific issues. There will be plenty of time for questions, discussions, and knowledge-sharing. Register

January 31st | UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series
Hear Dr. Gastón Gordillo of UBC Anthropology discuss “The Imperial Metropolis: the Infrastructure of the Soy Supply Chain in South America.” 12:30 pm at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC.

January 27th & 28th | Young Agrarians 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer
Hosted at the Summerhill Winery in Kelowna, BC. With two full days of workshops and sessions, you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. YA will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Register

February 10th & 11th | Young Agrarians 5th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer
Hosted at Camp Pringle, Shawnigan Lake. Stay tuned to the YA website for more info about workshops, presenters, and programming. YA Mixers are known for making remarkable connections, such as new possibilities for markets, land opportunities found, or identifying a shared interest/resource. Register

February 23rd to 25th | COABC 2018 Conference
Celebrate 25 years of the COABC with a thought-provoking line-up of presentations in Abbotsford, BC. This year’s theme is “Bioregionalism: Creating Resilience in a Changing Climate.” Dawn Morrison of the BC Food Systems Network will give the Friday keynote, and Kent Mullinix of the Institute of Sustainable Food Systems at KPU will keynote on Saturday morning. More info and registration

March 2nd to 4th | 19th Annual BC Farmers’ Markets Conference
Hosted in Victoria, BC, the the Conference is designed for farmers’ market organizers, board members, vendors, small food processors, and agricultural community leaders to learn new skills, network, and come away inspired to build BC’s thriving farmers’ market sector. Register


Ongoing Events:

UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series
The UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series is a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across the university and North America to regularly engage the UBC community and the public around the Global Food System, including topics such as climate change, food security, biodiversity, social justice, culture, and policy. The series uses various formats to foster discussion, such as dialogue circles, seminars, panel discussions, performances, photo exhibitions, and film screenings. More info and presenter schedule

Vancouver Farmers Markets Winter Markets – November to April
Saturdays at Nat Bailey Stadium from 10 am to 2 pm; Sundays at Hastings Park from 10 am to 2 pm. More info