Aimee Blyth is a Master’s student at Trent studying bioregionalism and local agriculture. Her favourite vegetable is the beet.
Alayne Moody is a university administrator and freelance writer living in Montréal, Québec. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. An environmental advocate since her teenage years, she has worked in the United States and Australia to raise awareness about climate change and to advocate for sustainability. Visit the Santropol Roulant website for more information selecting “Agriculture” from the drop-down menu under “What is The Roulant?”
Ananda Fitzsimmons has been a pioneer of the organic movement since the early 80’s. In 2008, she co-founded Concentric Agriculture, commercializing microbial solutions for agriculture. Now she is the President of the Board of Directors for Regeneration Canada, building a movement for regenerative agriculture.
Andrew Michalski and his wife Kate own St. Isidore Farm near Yarker, Ontario where they grow vegetables and raise sheep, cattle and chickens, organically and sustainably.
Ann Slater has been growing and selling vegetables to the people of St. Marys and the surrounding communities in Southwestern Ontario for over thirty years. Since the mid-1990s, the small, intensive 1.5-acre market garden has been her full-time occupation. One of the reasons she has kept her market garden small is because she loves doing the physical labour herself, rather than managing hired help to plant, harvest or take care of the weeds.
Anne Macey is the editor of COG’s Organic Livestock Handbook and a contributing writer for COG’s new publication Living with Worms in Organic Sheep Production. She is also working with the Animal Welfare Task Force and OACC to develop educational materials for organic livestock producers.
Astrid Muschalla is a Certified Organic Land Care Professional and Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardener, and the instructor for COG’s Organic Master Gardener classes.