Nadia has just joined the team as Development Manager – Welcome!
Tell us about you!
Living in the city all my life, I have always been surrounded by multiculturalism, leaving me with an appreciation for diversity. My family is originally from Bangladesh and while visiting during summer holidays, I grew up understanding the importance of community involvement. Walking through the farmland with my grandparents is one of my fondest memories and that’s how I was introduced to agriculture. Having my own family now, I try to continue this tradition by growing my own vegetables at home during the summer months. I also love traveling and being surrounded by nature is where I feel most comfortable.
What draws you to food justice work?
As a child I knew that helping people is where I want to devote my career. My education and extensive experience as a frontline worker in mental health and research over a decade, has made me realize how lack of basic human rights such as food insecurity can lead to lifelong adversities. Eating locally fresh food is a priority to me but having access to affordable and equitable food is a challenge we are all facing.
What are you looking forward to in your new role at the farm?
As the Development Manager, I am excited to learn and create new ways for families to get involved and enjoy their experience at the farm. And I’m looking most forward to connecting with the community and giving back through good and impactful work.