What motivated you to join the VFPC? The opportunity to learn about food policy and the potential to change policy to make it more effective at feeding people sustainably.
What are your areas of expertise in the food system? (and/or) What are your skills? sustainable agriculture, community-based education and research, biodiversity, integrated pest management, climate change mitigation & adaptation, resilience, food policy, non-profit organizations, social enterprise
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself; (and/or) What is one of your proudest food system-related accomplishments? I have been involved in starting a diversity of both successful and unsuccessful food system projects. I am most proud of helping to start the SPEC School Gardens project in 2008 that today brings food gardens and education to schools across Vancouver. I am also proud of my endeavours that have not been very successful because I think its better to try and fail than fail to try.
Which VFPC working group(s) are you currently active on and/or do you co-chair? VFPC co-chair, School Food Working Group, Leadership Committee