Sustainable SFU Events and Opportunities

Sustainable SFU has many events planned for this semester, with the Learning Garden (by Convo Mall) ready to go and the Pocket Market returning for another year. It’s going to be a fun jam-packed summer! People of any knowledge and/or experience with food-related issues are encouraged to apply for the volunteer positions.


1. Harvest Box Volunteer –

2. Volunteer with the SFU Pocket Farmers Market
Pocket Market Educator –
Pocket Market Street Team –

2. Community Kitchen Leader
We will be continuing community kitchens at the Burnaby campus, where we cook together and eat together. We’re looking for passionate and dedicated leaders that can attend a Fresh Choice Community Kitchen Leadership Workshop from 9:30 – 3:30 on June 6. Please email if you are interested in attending.

4. Local Food Team Meetings
You are all invited to attend our local food team meetings, where we discuss and plan present and future food programming on campus and in the community. All the meetings will take place at SFU Burnaby WMC 2609, 12:30PM – 1:30PM.
Here are the dates:

June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 15


1. JUNE 5 – Food, Gardens, Experiential Education –
Celebrate UNEP World Environment Day by joining The Teaching and Learning Centre and Sustainable SFU for a Learning Garden tour, a dialogue about food education, and an experiential education workshop.

2. JUNE 5 – First Market Day at the SFU Pocket Farmers Market – 11am-5pm, Town Square
Come for some local fresh produce and other prepared goodies by local farmers and businesses. Take a look into a local economy in action!

3. JUNE 6 – City Conversations – Farming, Youth, and Food Security – 12:30pm-1:30pm, SFU Vancouver –
Join us for a lunch-time dialogue with Eric Sannerud, a farmer and social entrepreneur from Minnesota and Brendan Chan, a UBC Land and Food Systems student and Windermere Secondary alumnus. A third speaker will be announced shortly.

4. TBD – Learning Garden Launch
Stay tuned for the first ever Learning Garden party!

If you’d like to get involved in any other capacity around food at Sustainable SFU, please contact:
Chanel Ly
Local Food Coordinator, Sustainable SFU | @sustainablesfu

What’s happening?
May 27 – Bike to Work/School Week: Pancakes and Prizes!
June 5 – Food, Gardens, Experiential Education


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