Announcing $1 million investment in UBC Farm

REFBC staff and board visit UBC Farm.

The Real Estate Foundation is pleased to announce a $1 million grant in support of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at the UBC Farm; where the next generation of farmers is being cultivated.

Our largest grant to date marks a joint 10-year partnership between the Foundation and UBC Farm.

The funding will support land policy research and experiments to improve yields and test new crops at the farm. It will also expand both Aboriginal and children’s programming, and invest in a proposed new eco-friendly facility that will increase the number of courses and students taught on-site.

The proposed infrastructure will enable CSFS to be a global gathering place to create solutions addressing every part of the food system, from sustaining honeybee populations to promoting the next generation of farmers’ access to land.

The Real Estate Foundation is a grantmaker that helps advance sustainable land use in BC. Sustainable Food Systems is one of our three priority granting areas. Our particular interest in this area is land use initiatives that improve food security and the health of local and regional food systems.

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Related:

Land Linking: Connecting a New Generation of Farmers to Farmland

Regional Dialogues: Talking about Food Systems