We’ve got a fantastic 2016 Volunteer Intern Crew working with Holly at Loutet Farm and the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden. You’ll meet them in the field or farm gate sales, but here’s an introduction:
Ali recently completed her Certificate in Sustainable Community Development at SFU where she developed an interest in sustainable food systems and local food security. She wanted to gain a practical understanding of urban farming and is excited to be able to do so in North Van. Ali has always admired the work that the Edible Garden Project does and hopes to learn more about building food security in her community. When she’s not at the farm, Ali enjoys exploring the North Shore trails, doing yoga, and hanging out with her dog. Her favourite veggie is the beet!
After completing a Permaculture Design Certificate course last fall Cheyanne was totally inspired to learn more, particularly about maintaining sustainable food systems in urban settings. Being a resident of North Van she began searching for opportunities in the neighbourhood and came across the EGP. She loves pretty much every veggie she comes across but some of her favorites are salad greens and tomatoes.
Daniel loves everything about food. He loves growing it, cooking it, and of course, eating it! His passion for sustainable agriculture sprouted while attending Culinary School, since then he has farmed in the Middle East, the USA and in his hometown, Vancouver. He chose to be a part of the EGP because of their deep commitment to the community and food security. When he’s not growing tasty veggies, you can find him hiking with his dog, riding his bike, reading, or cooking with friends. His favourite vegetable is garlic, or anything he can use as a pun – Lettuce us celebrate good beets!
When Erian returned to the North Shore after studying geography and anthropology in the Maritimes, she was keen to become more involved with her community. While looking through various local initiatives, Erian found the EGP and instantly become excited by their work creating edible landscapes. While Erian has no farming experience, her educational background engrained the potential for urban spaces to become more sustainable through grassroots initiatives, such as urban farming. The EGP gives Erian the opportunity to combine her education with the practical application of these ideas. When not on the farm, you will likely find her on the trails of Mount Seymour or tending to her small veggie garden.
Linda discovered Loutet Farm on her bike in the summer of 2013, and instantly fell in love. She immediately signed up to help at our market sales on Saturday mornings and is now excited to continue her relationship with us further. As a vegetarian, her love of all things “veggie” and her eagerness to learn more makes her an excellent fit for our program. Her time away from the farm is spent enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends, as well as working part time with the City of North Vancouver.
Having recently completed her Master Gardeners course, Shauna joined the Edible Garden Project seeking to put her knowledge to good use. A self-proclaimed soil nerd, she dreams of one day converting underused urban areas into vibrant gardens, and hopes to learn the ins and outs of urban agriculture during this season with the EGP. Shauna has previously led outdoor education and leadership programs, worked as market crew with Vancouver Farmers Markets, and currently works as a landscaper and with the Food Pedalers Co-op growing and delivering sprouts. Her favourite vegetables are parsnips!