Director and Poet-In-Chief
“Give me a carrot, a beet, and a lime; I’ll make something so good – it should be a crime!” Marc Schutzbank is our resident poet-in-chief. Marc hails from the United States, coming to Vancouver as a Fulbright Scholar. As a graduate of the M.Sc. Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems program at the University of British Columbia,
Ilana co-founded Fresh Roots with a passion for gardening, compost, and witnessing the awe and wonder of people pulling a carrot out of the ground for their first time. Driven by the collected wisdom and stories of the diverse neighbours and community in East Vancouver, Ilana now helps develop the vision and growth of Fresh Roots.
We are so excited to have Christine on our farms, but not as excited as she is to share her farming expertise with the community! firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Empowerment Manager
Rosalind joins the Fresh Roots team from a diverse background in urban agriculture, sustainable food systems and community organizing. As a graduate of the Land and Food Systems faculty at UBC, she enjoys stewarding projects to their fruition and implementing new approaches to community food security.
Experiential Learning Manager
Kat loves to help kids literally get their hands dirty, and seeing a kid hold their first worm is the highlight of her day. Kat’s experience in place-based environmental education includes a Graduate Residency in Education, Environment and Community at IslandWood, an M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Washington, and work as a zoo and school garden educator in Tacoma, WA.
Youth Program Facilitator
Winnie was first introduced to the world of food sustainability in the summer of grade 10 through her participation in the the Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership (SOYL) summer gardening program, and credits it for where she is currently in her educational career: studying Sustainable Food Systems
Delta Farm Manager
Allie has come to Fresh Roots as a co-op student from the University of Waterloo for the 2016 Summer season. With an extreme love for the environment, food, and passionate people Allie couldn’t imagine being in a more perfect workplace.