Samantha Chrysanthou - President   Samantha is a photographer and would-be gardener. Along with her partner, Darwin, she created an award-winning photography magazine which aims to elevate ethical behaviour in photography. When not in the field photographing, Samantha enjoys the challenges of growing food in the sunny town of Cochrane, Alberta.

Samantha Chrysanthou - President

Samantha is a photographer and would-be gardener. Along with her partner, Darwin, she created an award-winning photography magazine which aims to elevate ethical behaviour in photography. When not in the field photographing, Samantha enjoys the challenges of growing food in the sunny town of Cochrane, Alberta.

Jackie Skrypnek - Vice President   Jackie has spent much of her adult life pursuing a passion around food and its ability to connect us viscerally to the earth and to place. She grows, cooks, and eats it with gusto! She has a background in holistic nutrition and permaculture design, and currently runs a tiny house bed & breakfast in Cochrane.

Jackie Skrypnek - Vice President

Jackie has spent much of her adult life pursuing a passion around food and its ability to connect us viscerally to the earth and to place. She grows, cooks, and eats it with gusto! She has a background in holistic nutrition and permaculture design, and currently runs a tiny house bed & breakfast in Cochrane.

Darwin Wiggett - Treasurer/Webmaster   Darwin has had numerous careers including research biologist, university biology instructor, professional photographer, published author and magazine columnist, magazine editor, publisher, creativity instructor, and animal care specialist. Darwin is interested in alternative ways of living gently with the earth especially if it involves food!

Darwin Wiggett - Treasurer/Webmaster

Darwin has had numerous careers including research biologist, university biology instructor, professional photographer, published author and magazine columnist, magazine editor, publisher, creativity instructor, and animal care specialist. Darwin is interested in alternative ways of living gently with the earth especially if it involves food!

 
Catherine Byram - Director   Retirement finds Catherine busier than ever! When she’s not helping care for animals at a friend’s farm, she can be found pursuing her interest in photography, enjoying a warm campfire in all weather or experimenting with growing and preserving food.

Catherine Byram - Director

Retirement finds Catherine busier than ever! When she’s not helping care for animals at a friend’s farm, she can be found pursuing her interest in photography, enjoying a warm campfire in all weather or experimenting with growing and preserving food.

Kathrin Rathmann - Secretary   Kathrin discovered her love for gardening only about two years ago after moving to Cochrane. But her passion for food, cooking and baking goes further back to times with her grandmother. Completing a Gourmet Cooking program at the International Career School Canada a few years ago turned out to be a great escape from her hectic profession.

Kathrin Rathmann - Secretary

Kathrin discovered her love for gardening only about two years ago after moving to Cochrane. But her passion for food, cooking and baking goes further back to times with her grandmother. Completing a Gourmet Cooking program at the International Career School Canada a few years ago turned out to be a great escape from her hectic profession.

Susan Hoy - Director   Susan is a professional chef & Agrologist with a passion for healthy foods. From growing window herb gardens to patio containers and seasonal vegetable gardens she is a hobby gardener that loves having her hands in soil. Passionate about using food as medicine Susan teaches others how to heal health conditions by eating better. 

Susan Hoy - Director

Susan is a professional chef & Agrologist with a passion for healthy foods. From growing window herb gardens to patio containers and seasonal vegetable gardens she is a hobby gardener that loves having her hands in soil. Passionate about using food as medicine Susan teaches others how to heal health conditions by eating better.