Lobby Gallery Exhibit: Hawai’i beyond the Wave, Hawai’i beyond the Postcard


The Lobby Gallery exhibition by Mascha Gugganig on her ethnographic research on Kaua’i on links between environment-based learning, education and activism.

Join us for the opening of this display based on Mascha Gugganig’s ethnographic fieldwork on land use, food production, and ‘GMO’s’ on Kaua’i.

The Lobby Gallery will be displaying Mascha Gugganig’s travelling exhibition from March 5 – May 2, 2014, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Location: Lobby Gallery, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive, University of British Columbia

Abstract call: Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference


Mark your calendars for the 6th National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference! Join us this August 3-6, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina on the campuses of North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Central Carolina Community College (CCCC). This year’s conference motto is “Celebrating our Diversity through Sustainable Agriculture Education

**Submit your abstract by April 1, 2014.**

The SAEA conference is the premier forum for the presentation and discussion of the scholarship of teaching and learning in sustainable agriculture education that brings together diverse educators, students, and scholars. In addition to networking with other leaders in sustainable agriculture education across the country, this conference will offer tours to local farms and community gardens, a curricula exchange, and local food, including a traditional NC pig-pickin.

Registration begins May 1, 2014. Conference Schedule available June 15, 2014.

**Download and post a conference poster to advertise in your area!**

International Day of Forests Open House Event – Mar 21, 2014



Our friends in the Faculty of Forestry will celebrate next Friday, the International Day of Forests (March 21) with an open house event – a movie marathon, tree planting, etc. All students, staff, faculty members, researchers and anyone interested in forests is invited to join, if your schedule allows!

The highlight of the event – the documentary “MusicWood” (screening at 11:30 AM) – we’ve been promised some amazing acoustic guitar performances.

You can find a brief Event Schedule below, but for details on each, check out their International Day of Forests poster:

Event Schedule

 Time What Where
9:00 am Rainforest: The Secret of Life/Australia (52 min) FSC 1220
10:00 am 52 weeks/Colombia (28 min) FSC 1220
10:30 am Continuing Legacy: Tree planting ceremony (30 min) Main Mall Commons and FSC Atrium
11:00 am Cake & coffeeWinners of the photo competition FSC Atrium
11:30 am Musicwood (82 min)/USAView trailer >> FSC 1001
1:00 pm Song of the Forest/Taiwan (57 min) FSC 1222
2:00 pm Last Stand of the Great Bear/Canada (57 min) FSC 1220
3:00 pm Rhythms in the Clouds/Costa Rica (60 min) FSC 1220
4:00 pm A Working Forest: Its Future with Fire, People and Wildlife/USA (64 min) FSC 1220
5:00 pm The Queen of trees/Africa (52 min) Old Barn Community Centre, 6308 Thunderbird Blvd.
6:00 pm Kingdom of the Forest/Europe (50 min)
7:00 pm Climbing Redwood Giants/USA (52 min)
8:00 pm Amazon Alive: Jungle of the Mind (43 min)

Civic Governance Dinner and Keynote with Paula Daniels – April 4th


Join us Friday, April 4th for a Dinner & Keynote with Paula Daniels:

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Growing Local Economies, Feeding Local Communities
Friday evening Dinner and Keynote with Paula Daniels
April 4th, 2014 at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Vancouver

PAULA DANIELS is Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Los Angeles, on Food Policy and Special Projects in Water. She is the founder and full-time Chair of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.

REGISTER AT: http://www.eply.com/2014CivicGovernanceKeynote

Find out more about the full conference, April 4th – 5th, at: www.civicgovernance.ca/vancouver2014

Today: TerreWEB Seminar with Clara Roa (UBC Soil Science)


This week in the TerreWEB seminar series we are excited to have Clara Roa, who will be talking this Thursday about “A Web based tool for flow monitoring used by water communities.” Everyone is welcome!

When: This Thursday, March 6th
Where: Macmillan Building, Room 154
Time: 2:00-3:00pm (3:30 for scholars)

Abstract: Clara will show a virtual tool that explains how to monitor streamflows in small watersheds. The tool is aimed primarily at rural community water organizations (CWO). CWOs continuously deal with climate variability: in summer due to water scarcity and in the rainy season due high sediment loads in the streams. Monitoring flows aim to facilitate decision making processes to mitigate the impacts of droughts and to influence municipal budgets for acquiring protected areas.

Bio: Since 2005 Clara Roa-Garcia has been working with young people and local communities, doing research in natural resources. She is currently working in southwestern Colombia with community organizations that manage water for potable consumption. This internet-based project is part of her thesis, “Soils and land use in the Colombian Andes: influence on water yield and low flows in the dry season” that aims to show the role of two types of soils (from the central branch and the western branch of the Andes) on water regulation in watersheds, particularly in the dry season.