Rhona is a food-loving, poem-writing gardener, food writer, life-long learner and holistic nutritionist, a proud graduate of CSNN Nanaimo. She also has a master’s degree in Food Culture and Communication from Unisg (the University of Gastronomic Sciences) in Italy, a certificate in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Victoria, a Permaculture Design Certificate and other degrees (communications planning, library & information science and English) from the University of Wolverhampton and the University of Alberta.
She has been active in Victoria’s urban agriculture and food security network since 2008, particularly with Lifecycles’ Fruit Tree Project, the Gorge Tillicum Urban Farmers and Haliburton Community Organic Farm. She reads, researches and writes about nutrition on her Go Local Nutrition blog and social media accounts. She teaches Eco-Nutrition and Nutritional Literature Research and her book Digging the City: An Urban Agriculture Manifesto is on the recommended reading list for CSNN. Rhona is the manager of our Victoria location.