Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Albion Hills Community Farm is governed by a Board of Directors and was incorporated as non-profit organization in 2010.

Board Members

Brenda Heenan
Carol Good
Karen Hutchinson
Steve McElroy
Neil Morris
Jamie Rossiter
Jason Taylor

Carol Good has lived in Caledon since 1993 and has had a allotment garden plot at the Albion Hills Community Farm since 2011. Carol is a professional facilitator, President of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and an active member of the Bolton & District Horticultural Society.

 

Brenda Heenan lives with her family in Bolton. She is an active volunteer at the AHCF with an extensive and intensive vegetable garden. She is a founding member of the Bolton & District Horticultural Society and serves on the Board. Brenda is also serving as the Treasurer for the Albion & Bolton Agricultural Society. Through her career, she has developed her skills with computers, communication and organization.

 

Karen Hutchinson is the Executive Director of the Caledon Countryside Alliance (CCA) and founder of several local food initiatives, including the Eat Local Caledon program. Karen has a deep understanding of how to effect change at the local level, by building and fostering relationships among volunteers and community groups. Karen shares her skills by volunteering on several Boards and Committees including: Sustain Ontario, Local Food Plus, Halton Peel Woodlands and Wildlife Stewardship Council and Peel Agricultural Action Working Group. Karen holds a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo.

 

Steve McElroy grew up in Palgrave and still lives very close to the Farm. He works for the Toronto District School Board as an Outdoor Education Specialist at the Etobicoke Centre for Outdoor Education. He spent several years on the Caledon Environmental Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors for the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario and other community committees or groups.

 

Neil Morris is an ecologist and environmental scientist, currently operating a private consulting practice based in Caledon.  In his career of almost 30 years, Mr. Morris was an Associate and Principal of private environmental consultancies, involved in all aspects of establishing, managing and evolving the businesses.  Many of his consulting projects over the years have examined the environmental implications of agricultural practices.  In the past, he has grown his understanding of agriculture and food production working as farm labourer, agricultural research assistant, and Integrated Pest Management scout.  He is also currently a market gardener, selling local organic food at the Inglewood market since 2008.  He has a deep interest in the relationship between food and the environment, and strongly supports the principles of sustainability and social fairness as part of our food system. Neil also has a long, ongoing history of volunteer contributions in Caledon and other locations.

 

Jamie Rossiter is a highly motivated teacher, volunteer and life-long learner. He is also passionate about making a difference in the lives of others both locally and globally.
He has worked for many charities including the Ottawa Distress Center and Youth Line, Habitat for Humanity and The Olive Branch for Children.  He has served on boards with the Distress Center and his church. Jamie and his wife, Pam, have been AHCF CSA customers and enthusiastic AHCF Community Gardeners for several years.

 

Jason Taylor is a Personal Chef (Taylor’d for Taste), Instructor and local food advocate. Food, cooking, health, and how they work together is his focus. He believes that cooking delicious food for family and friends can create wonderful memories and mark significant occasions. Eating healthy, home-made food nourishes the body and soul. Showing others that cooking healthy food can be easy, taste great, and be fun is why he shares his knowledge.

 

 

Volunteer opportunity! We are always looking for people to serve on the board of directors. We meet approximately monthly in Caledon. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Contact info@albionhillscommunityfarm.org for more information.

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