Chris Thoreau holds a BSc. (Hons.) in Agroecology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Chris is an owner-member at Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative, which grows high quality microgreens and delivers them to restaurants, grocers, and farmers markets by bicycle – since 2009.
Dan Jason is President of the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada, www.seedsanctuary.com, and the owner of Salt Spring Seeds, www.saltspringseeds.com. He is the author of eight books on organic growing and whole foods cooking. His newest book (Feb. 2006) is Saving Seeds As If Our Lives Depended On It.
Wilma and Dan Wiens have operated Wiens Shared Farm, one of Canada’s first CSAs, since 1992. Dan Wiens was the keynote speaker at the Great Lakes Community
Shared Agriculture Conference held November 21–23, 2008 in Orillia, Ontario. This
conference was a joint project of COG, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario and Heifer International.
Daniel Brisebois is one of the 5 farmers at Tourne-Sol co-operative farm. Dan blogs about seed growing and is co-author of Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers. Dan can relate to how hard it is to balance a full farming schedule with time for writing.
David Greenberg farms and writes with his wife, Jenn Greenberg (née Scott), in Centre Burlington, Nova Scotia. He has spent 15 years growing organic produce for CSAs, farmers’ markets and wholesale accounts.
Dianne Dowling and her family have a certified organic farm on Howe Island (between Kingston and Gananoque, Ontario), raising dairy and beef cattle. She is involved in local food and farm activities in the Kingston area, including being a KASSI board member, president of Local 316 of the National Farmers Union and a member of the Food Policy Council for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox-Addington.