Member Biography: Marc Schutzbank

marc-schutzbankWhat organizations are you affiliated with? Fresh Roots
What motivated you to join the VFPC? To support Good Food For All and help share the knowledge I have around sustainable food systems, food access and literacy to inform city policy and programs.
What are your areas of expertise in the food system? (and/or) What are your skills? I am an urban farmer and food educator.
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself; (and/or) What is one of your proudest food system-related accomplishments? I first came to Vancouver from the United States exploring the economic viability of urban farming – exploring how urban farmers are developing their businesses here in Vancouver. One of those farms was Fresh Roots. I have been working to help grow these first of their kind in Canada educational farms that support healthy food and youth empowerment. For that work, Fresh Roots and I have been awarded BC Business’ 30 Under 30 and the BC Social Innovation Youth Award.
Which VFPC working group(s) are you currently active on and/or do you co-chair? I chair the Urban Farming Working Group

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