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Creating a UBC Farm to Campus Food Provider Program Kou, Andy; Sin, Arthur; Tench, Julie; Tsui, Gigi; Wojcik, Anna; Yip, Mathew


The UBC Food System Project (UBCFSP) is a Community-Based Action Research project (CBAR) based on the collaboration and visioning of all the project stakeholders. The objective of this project is to improve the sustainability of the UBC food system. The purpose of scenario 4 was to propose the incorporation of the UBC Farm produce to the various campus food providers. The project involved a literature review, along with interviews with the UBC Farm and AMS Food and Beverage Department personnel. A review of the UBCFSP vision statements has also been completed in accordance to scenario tasks and requirements. A farm to campus program was improved upon to incorporate UBC Farm carrots into the AMS as a way to promote local food production and consumption. The program will start with a one month supply by the UBC Farm of 25-50% of the AMS total carrot consumption during the month of September. The objective of the program is to raise awareness of the UBC Farm, build support for local agriculture and to involve all students of UBC. Recommendations have been made regarding the various issues that were unable to be addressed within this paper due to resource, time, and project focus constraints. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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