UBC Farm’s Mark Bomford writes about student-led farm movement

Mark Bomford writes about UBC and “The Improbable Farm in the World City,” one of 15 case studies in a new book published by the University Press of Kentucky. Fields of Learning: The Student Farm Movement in North America explores the most influential student farms through North America to give a history of the movement.

Edited by Laura Sayre and Sean Clark, the book provides lessons that each farm can teach the broader agricultural and educational communities.

Bomford, director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, traces the UBC Farm’s century-long history, numerous student initiatives and UBC’s academic plan, “Cultivating Place,” for the farm. 

For more information about the book, visit http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=2625