Urban Agriculture, featuring Mark Bomford

The Centre for Sustainable Food systems is the primary steward of the UBC Farm, a 24 hectare teaching, research and community farm located on South Campus. The farm brings together students, faculty and staff to learn about the connection between land, food and community. Forming a rich mosaic of cultivated fields, livestock pasture, teaching gardens, forest stands, hedgerows and orchard plantings, the Farm is a unique urban agrarian gem.

People around the world are growing food in cities in some surprising and creative ways. Learn what it takes for you to get started as an urban farmer in this talk which aims to address both the theoretical questions (how many people can urban agriculture feed?) to practical suggestions (what are the best food crops to get started with in the city?).