SPEAKER: Ilana Labow & Marc Schutzbank
In June the global theme is “FOOD” and we’re excited to have Ilana Labow and Marc Schutzbank joining us.
Ilana is Director of Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, creating community-engaged learning opportunities through urban agriculture. Fresh Roots grows resilient, engaging, education-based neighourhood farms accessible to Vancouver’s diverse communities. Ilana received urban farm and community development training and subsequently worked with the internationally renowned urban agriculture organization Growing Power (Milwaukee & Chicago, USA: www.growingpower.org), and studied sustainable agriculture and conflict-resolution at the multi-national peace institute Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, in Israel (www.arava.org). Ilana currently sits on the steering committees of Farm to School BC, Sustainabile Opportuntieis for Youth Leadership (SOYL), is a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council, and was recently nominated as one of the Vancourver Parks Board’s Remarkable Women in food of 2013. Along with all this, Ilana loves drinking coffee on her stoop in the sunshine.
Marc Schutzbank is co-director of Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, where he is integrating production and local food markets into neighbourhoods. Marc is a recent graduate of the MSc. Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems program at the University of British Columbia, where he investigated the economic viability of urban farming - exploring how urban farmers are developing their businesses here in Vancouver. Marc is originally from the United States graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business administration. When Marc is not on the farm, you can find him on the beach or in the forest.
SUSTAINING SUPPORT PARTNERS
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and BC Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, without whom these events couldn’t be possible. Thanks also to our media partner VancouverIsAwesome.com, technology partner Fusion Cine, coffee provider Ethical Bean Coffee, and host venue Dodson Conference Centre for their support. Please visit them online to learn more.
PRESENTING SUPPORT PARTNER
Breakfast will be generously provided by this month's support partner Vancity.
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