February 17, 2015
Big Pay Day for Local Agriculture in Canada
A big push for building the next generation of farmers at The University of British Columbia sets the stage for working educational models.
Local farming has been given a boost thanks to a $1 million investment from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) in support of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at the UBC Farm; where the next generation of farmers is being cultivated.
The grant, part of UBC’s start an evolution campaign, signifies the largest ever made by REFBC and marks a joint 10-year partnership between REFBC and CSFS.
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.
Read more at The University’s website.