Associate Professor
University of Northern British Columbia
Room 10-2542 (Teaching and Learning Building)
Research interests
Topics of particular interest include agricultural planning and farmland protection, local food systems, and the quest for community. These areas are closely related. I see producing and consuming one’s own food as a foundation for community – and the first step toward creating a more sustainable society. I also study the conservation of the Ancient Cedars of BC’s inland rainforest in the Robson Valley. Recent research projects include estimating the socio-economic benefits of farmers markets; strengthening farmers markets through strategic business planning; developing a regional food hub in central interior BC; evaluation of agricultural area plans in BC; socio-economic benefits of non-timber uses of the inland rainforest of the upper Fraser River valley.