I am an avid gardener, and have been a member of the Strathcona Community Garden in Vancouver, BC for over 10 years. Professionally, I was a heavy duty mechanic; after 27 years with Finning International, I retired in late 2009. I am interested in healthy living, particularly organic farming and foods and its contribution to health promotion and public health.
Since retiring, I have completed two tours of organic farms in Canada. In 2010, I visited 56 organic farms in BC, Alberta and the Yukon. In 2011, I visited 50 organic farms across Canada, from BC to Prince Edward Island. In 2012, I toured the western United States, visiting farmers in Washington State, Oregon, and California. I visited 45 organic farms in Japan in 2013. My goal during each visit is to teach farmers the skills and strategies to keep their equipment in good working order.
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