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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Brent Preston will be our Speaker for our first meeting of 2020.  His presentation will be "The New Farm".  Brent Preston worked as a human rights investigator, aid worker, election observer and journalist on four continents before finding his true calling as a farmer.  In 2003 he and his wife, Gillian Flies, abandoned successful careers in Toronto, packed up their two young children, and moved to a run-down farm outside of Creemore, Ontario.  Since then, they have built The New Farm into a thriving business and a leading light in the good food movement, providing vegetables to some of the best restaurants in Canada and raising over a million dollars to make local, organic food accessible in low income communities.  Brent has written for the Huffington Post, the Globe and Mail, the Walrus and other publications.  His first book, The New Farm:  Our Ten Years on the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution, is a national bestsellar and is now available in paperback.

 

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