What organizations are you affiliated with? Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and UBC Farm – Operations Director
What motivated you to join the VFPC? To help inform, create and support a vibrant and resilient food system for Vancouver.
What are your areas of expertise in the food system? (and/or) What are your skills? I direct operations at UBC Farm and have experience with managing finances, people and programs as part of a food systems, as well as organic food production. Have grown my own food on a small scale and taught kids to grow food as a Greenstreets volunteer.
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself; (and/or) What is one of your proudest food system-related accomplishments? Teaching children to grow food in seemingly difficult environments — by using creativity and every-day items as containers to grow food, even an asphalt playground with chain link fence can become a thriving food garden!
Which VFPC working group(s) are you currently active on and/or do you co-chair? Urban Agriculture working group