You know, there’s a reason why our microgreens and wheatgrass taste so good…
Chris is the Jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none at the Food Pedalers. Working in agriculture since 2001, the Food Pedalers are helping Chris realize his dream of farming without actually having to bend over. When away from work you can find Chris running, biking, or snowboarding in the mountains – depending on the season. Check out his consulting website at urbanmicro.ca.
Ross arrived in Vancouver in 2013 determined to break free of the 9 to 5 lifestyle and explore sustainable agriculture. First, he got an internship with the folks at Inner City Farms, spending the summer turning lawns into flourishing urban farms. He also worked for Vancouver Farmers Markets as a tireless advocate of the local food scene and occasional wrangler of errant dogs and children. Here he met Chris Thoreau and the rest is history. Ross became a member of the Co-op in 2014 and plans to further his skills and knowledge as a grower and, maybe one day in the not to distant future, enroll in a sustainable agriculture program.
Amanda is an avid cyclist, climber and world traveller, originally hailing from Toronto. She has spent many seasons working in agriculture in various spots around the globe, from the far reaches of New Zealand to right next door in the Okanagan Valley. She joined the Food Pedalers in 2016 is now delighted to be a full member of the co-op.
Bryan joined the crew shortly after completing a degree in Applied Biology at UBC, specializing in Food and the Environment. Transferring from the University of Calgary, he began in nutritional science before switching focus to the agricultural aspects of food, having realized the strain that current practices have placed on global ecosystems and climates. After being raised on a dairy farm in the Ottawa Valley in rural Ontario, it is only fitting that he has found work in food production. He spent the last three summers gardening with the Orchard Garden at UBC and Inner City Farms. Forever a foodie, Bryan can always be found in the kitchen; whether it’s roasting his own coffee, brewing kombucha, baking bread, or canning jams, relishes, or sauces, he and his friends will always eat well.
Shauna traveled westward from the Keystone Province a decade ago and has been spending most of her time outside ever since. She found her way to the Food Pedalers in 2015 after a long stint working with the Vancouver Farmers Markets. Shauna enjoys growing food almost as much as she enjoys eating and she enjoys eating almost as much as she enjoys adventuring with her dog, Hawksley.