LASA2023 Congress Events

External Events

FARS Section 2023 fieldtrip (Food, Agriculture and Rural Studies)

Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m.
Location: Mayan in Exile Garden at the University of British Columbia UBC Farm

Description: The Mayan in Exile Garden at the University of British Columbia UBC Farm, an orchard of 1,883 square meters managed by a group of Mayan families who fled Guatemala in the 1980s due to a military operation directed against the country's indigenous communities, where the "Three Sisters" -corn, beans and squash-, staple foods of the Mayan diet, are mainly grown.

Meeting point: Buses will leave at 9:00 a.m. from the Vancouver Convention Centre (Place of Congress) and will return at 2:00 p.m.

Cost: USD $15.00 per person. Limited to 30 people. Maximum three registrants per member of the section.

Tickets can be purchased through this app until 5 p.m. PT. on May 20. On the app, click "Continue" and tick the "External and Section Events for LASA2023" box, then press "Next" until you reach the payment page. 


9:00     Departure from the Vancouver Convention Center.
10:00 - 12:00 Guided visit to the Garden of the Mayas in Exile (UBC).
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch (Included with registration).
14:00   Bus back to the Vancouver Convention Center.