Save the UBC Farm

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untitledIf you haven’t heard about it already, please consider joining the Trek for the Farm this coming Tuesday, April 7, 3:30 pm at UBC. The UBC Farm is one of this city’s jewels and it’s future is unclear.

Come help celebrate the UBC Farm and its future! It has been a great year for the farm, in terms of recognition, awards and media attention. However, the future of the 24 hectare farm is still not clear, so it is time to come together to show our unified support for a bright future for the Farm! This is a celebratory, family-friendly event. We want thousands to join us as we trek from the UBC Student Union Building (SUB) via the Board of Governors meeting and then on to the UBC Farm.

We invite you to please book off Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from 3:30 pm into the early evening to attend the Great Farm Trek 2009! If you can’t make it until after work, we will be shuttling late-comers by bus from parking areas near UBC Farm directly to the Trek crowd anytime between 3pm and 6pm. After 6pm, the crowds will be located at the UBC Farm for festivities.

Bring costumes, music, banners, posters, spirit, kids, moving art shows, farm love, floats, hot air balloons, circus performers, sandwich boards, party favours, whistles, bells, dancers, fire twirlers, clowns, bicycles, novelty cars, trapeze artists, scooters, painted school buses, TV Camera crews, and other sundry fun items. Oh yes, bring snacks, water and weather-appropriate clothing. The event will happen rain or shine!

During the Trek we will have Vancouver’s own ever-wacky and danceable Carnival Band, the high-energy percussion ensemble known as Sambata, Papa Thom from the Shepherds pie tour 09 and much more! At the UBC farm there will be music (the soul-quakin’, boot-shakin’ bluegrass boys of the Agora String Band, and the hip hop alt country tom waits-stylin’ Blackberry Wood), food, addresses from David Suzuki and others, and a ceremonial planting. See the attached documents (poster and rave card) for more details and please distribute this email and attachments as widely as possible.

Contact friendsoftheubcfarm@gmail.com if you have questions.

Hope to see you there!

Last modified: April 3, 2009

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