SPEAKERS

Dr. Coulter, Liese

Dr. Liese Coulter returned to Victoria from Australia where she worked in climate change adaptation research and communication across topics from agriculture to health. She looks at the pathways paved by the decisions made as we consider what climate change will bring. Her work supports adaptation actions that combine climate change narratives and future thinking. She is currently a Mitacs Science Policy Research Fellow with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture.

Krawczyk, Tayler

Tayler Krawczyk, with his wife Solara, co-manages Hatchet & Seed, an edible landscaping & ecological design company based in Victoria, BC. Since 2011, they’ve been transforming barren, boring landscapes into thriving edible ecosystems. As a RegrariansĀ® Team Member, he also provides a design-consulting service to farmers, ranchers & land-managers looking to develop climate-adaptive, regenerative farms on Vancouver Island. They led a three-year ‘Keyline Water Management’ research & monitoring project from 2015-2017: www.crkeyline.ca.

Pepper, Doug

Doug is the Regional Agrologist with the Ministry of Agriculture for Vancouver Island, based out of Duncan BC.Ā  He has an extensive background in Emergency Preparedness, working with farmers and ranchers in the interior dealing with wildfires, before coming to his current post on Vancouver Island.

Peterson, Andrew

Andrew graduated from UBC with a degree in Agricultural Science in 1986. For the next 20 years he worked in the irrigation industry focusing on agricultural design and sales. In 2006 Andrew joined the province to work for Ministry of Agriculture as a Water Management Specialist. He is a Certified Irrigation Designer and a Professional Agrologist.

Richardson, Foster

Foster works for the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative since June 2018 and manages adaptation projects in Delta, the Peace and the Fraser Valley. Raised on a hobby farm in the Cowichan Valley, he completed a degree from UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, market gardened for 3 years in the Comox Valley, worked for the Cowichan Green Community in Duncan, and currently farms in Cobble Hill.