Geneviève has nearly fifteen years of experience in agriculture, from tapping maple trees and keeping bees at her family’s Lanark homestead, to apprenticing on a farm in Benin, West Africa, to earning a diploma in Agriculture and International Development from Alfred College of the University of Guelph. She has worked at the Canada Agriculture Museum, The Otesha Project, and teamed up with a friend to run Vegetable Patch – an urban organic market vegetable business that utilized unused backyards as its growing space. In between, she has harvested literally tons of wild foods. At Ferme et Forêt, she’s in charge of the veggies and wild foods, throwing her knowledge of biodynamic agriculture into the mix.
Sean’s enthusiasm for growing food came first from a passion for eating good food. When he realized that one could grow or gather foods far superior to most of what you can buy, there was no looking back. He WWOOFed, apprenticed, and worked on organic farms from BC’s Cortes Island to an abandoned Newfoundland outport. Along the way he also went to film school, taught English in Latin America, and wrote freelance articles for newspapers and magazines. Since co-founding Ferme et Forêt in 2014, most of his energies have gone into building a sustainable farm business, but he still finds time to write at seanbutler.ca.