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Dorm to Table: Activating sustainable food practices with microgreens

February 8, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Illustration of a potted plant on a dining table.

As part of UBC’s Climate Emergency Week, the UBC Climate Action Mobilizers are  hosting a microgreen growing workshop for all students! Through this campus-wide microgreen growing workshop, students will:

  • Grow microgreens in their dorms or at home
  • Develop a skill which can contribute to self sufficiency 
  • Increase their understanding of food literacy
  • Expand their knowledge of campus and community organizations involved in sustainable food sustems  and food literacy-related work
  • Develop connections to build a community centred around sustainable food practices

During the workshop, participants will learn about  local food systems from Duncan Chambers; Owner of City Beet Farm, and receive recipe inspiration from Andrea Carlson; Chef, Burdock & Co, Harvest Community Foods. Join us to connect with various on-campus sustainability-related groups and learn how to grow your own microgreensby building your own (free) microgreen growing kit! For passionate participants, after the workshop there will be a microgreen growing contest with challenges and prizes!

IMPORTANT NOTE! Please bring your own container that is at least 5×5 inches. This can be any type of container such as a reusable plastic takeout container. Help us promote a zero-waste event and give your containers another life!

Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. Microgreens can be harvested and eaten in just 10 days! Ex: mustard greens, kale, arugula, spinach, radish greens, watercress, peas, cabbage and basil! They are flavourful, nutrient-rich and easy to grow!

Increase your food literacy and gardening skills all while having fun with friends at this workshop!


February 8, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
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