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Sustainability : UBC Food System : educational role of UBC Farm De Cook, Barb; Dhudwal, Parminder; Hackett, Mignon; Mak, Catherine; Ng, Kay; Toth, ldiko; Wakaki, Izumi


There are two barriers that must be overcome to reach economic, environmental and social sustainability of the UBC Food System; the lack of awareness of what a sustainable food system is, and the disconnection of the UBC community from the natural environment that would support such a system. This can be achieved through education, specifically using the UBC Farm. The Farm provides a vital link for students, staff and faculty between the consumption and production of food and can be used to develop a strong sense of community and inform community members about sustainable food production. 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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