Angela’s journey to farming and working within food security began at Brock University in Niagara Falls where she earned a degree in Environmental Policy and Sociology. It was there that Angela was first introduced to Permaculture and Sustainable Agriculture. What she craved upon graduation was a chance to get some practical experience in organic food production, which led her on a three year WWOOFing adventure through Canada, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, and Panama.
In 2005 Angela was accepted into the Linnaea Ecological Gardening Program at Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island. It was at Linnaea that Angela became attuned to the complexities of our globalized food system and the issues surrounding food justice. Gaining the core skills to become a farmer, Angela arrived in Victoria upon graduation ready to seriously invest some time in urban agriculture. In 2006, Angela took over the lease of The Mason Street City Farm where she grows organic veggies and raises chickens for local families and restaurants in Northpark neighbourhood. She is a mother, a farmer, and a flamenco dancer and most days you will find her and her daughter stomping and clapping with the vegetables!