National Program Director, Little Green Thumbs
Brit knows our world needs informed, engaged and collaborative leaders working towards healthy communities - and that gardens are an ideal place to grow such leaders! She has worked with diverse communities, including students, youth, adults and residents of the correction system, in the areas of food security, sustainable agriculture, advocacy, and skills development. With a community development background and a range of project and program management experience, her approach to community development is rooted in mobilizing skills, improving networks, thinking differently about problems, and using community assets in new ways.
Brit is passionate about communicating the relationships between food, environment, agriculture and health, and is thrilled with the country’s growing recognition that food and farming practices lie at the heart of our most engaging educational opportunities.
Brit feels fortunate to live surrounded by the beauty of the prairie and South Saskatchewan River valley and can often be found exploring natural areas across the province.
School Garden Assistant, Little Green Thumbs
Ifaz was raised in Toronto, Ontario. He moved to Saskatchewan in 2012, to pursue a degree in University of Saskatchewan and obtained a degree in Environmental Science through the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Ifaz currently lives in Saskatoon with his wife and their two cats. Together they enjoy the smaller peaceful aspect of the city. Ifaz enjoys traveling, cooking, painting, and spending time with his family. "I believe our future generations need to have a clear idea of the challenges they are going to face on meeting the demands of the growing population. I enjoy participating in interactive, informative and fun Ag related learning activities with the kids. This is an extremely rewarding experience for me."
Chandra was raised on a grain farm outside of Cudworth, SK. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and obtained a Marketing Degree through the College of Commerce. Chandra currently lives in Viscount with her husband where they keep busy with community involvement and volunteering. For fun Chandra enjoys golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, and sports such as slow-pitch, hockey and volleyball. “Having grown up on a farm I take for granted the knowledge and experiences I had being part of the production that gets our crops to your plates. I am excited to grow this initiative and share that knowledge with the province.”