The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm (CSFS) is a unique research centre and local to global Food Hub working towards a more sustainable, food secure future. Our living laboratory is committed to finding solutions to local and global challenges facing food systems sustainability. Through our Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles, the CSFS models new paradigms for sustainable communities.
The UBC Farm is a 24-ha teaching and learning space, and integrated production farm located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Situated within a 90-year-old coastal hemlock forest, the UBC Farm comprises a mosaic of cultivated annual crop fields, perennial hedgerows and orchards, pasture, teaching gardens, and forest stands. The UBC Farm is certified organic through NOOA, and grows over 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and also features honey beehives and egg-laying, open-pasture hens.