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.
Project and Resource Manager
Christina comes to AITC via an urban route. She was raised in Prince Albert, further educated at the University of Saskatchewan (B.A. degree in Math & English, B.Ed. degree), then employed in Saskatoon for three decades as a high school English educator. (She retired in 2012.) She brings to AITC her passions for gardening and for helping people effectively connect their ideas with the real world through words and action. “Sustainability of our food sources is essential. If young people learn where their food comes from, how to grow their own food, and realize how many exciting career possibilities exist in the diverse ag sector, then sustainability is attainable. As a means to this end, AITC’s engaging programming inspires students, and me!” Christina continues to also be inspired by her husband, Ron, and their children, Kyle and Brynn.
I am Nasira, born and brought up in Pakistan,I graduated in Plant Sciences and Education. I worked as a life Sciences teacher in Pakistan and United Arab Emirates for the past eleven years and got a chance to interact with the students and teachers from about forty different nationalities.
I am passionate about meeting people from multicultural backgrounds and in sharing knowledge about how they connect themselves with their agriculture, its practices and technologies in their own unique ways.I have a beautiful eleven years old daughter, SHANZAY, my biggest motivation in life. She makes me think about the interests of today’s children that help me in thinking in an innovative and creative way to reach the children.
I hold onto a quote by the writer James Baldwin:
“The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in”
This always sounds like something I want to do and that is something what has drawn me to join AITC-SK
as a Program Coordinator of Little Green Thumbs.
The moment I entered the world, I knew I had reached it.