Organic Master Gardener
Growing Food - starting Spring 2017
Organic Master Gardener, Gaia College
Colin has a Master's in Social Anthropology (Carleton University 2006) employing participatory methodologies to study traditional mixed cropping agricultural systems among ethnic minorities in India. He has completed organic farm apprenticeships at Windhorse Farm, Nova Scotia (2000) and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Wisconsin (2001). Since 2004, Colin and his wife, Eylie, have been managing organic ornamental and food production gardens at Strathmere, a wedding, conference and retreat centre outside of Ottawa. Since 2008, Colin has also been the Farmer Outreach and Training Coordinator for the Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter of COG.