, of Eagle Paw Organics in East Sooke, is one of the panelists who will discuss one of the aspects of our local food economy.
Thompson has been a farmer for 16 years with 14 of those years as an organic farmer.
farm is the historic Chipperfield Farm begun in 1912.
As a organic farmer and agricultural consultant she is well versed in what it takes to grow food.
She is an educator at the West Shore Training and Learning Centre and teaches youth about sustainable resources and growing their own food.
sells produce at the Moss Street Market and to local restaurants.
"I will be speaking on deconstructing the food supply chain," said Thompson
"What are the biggest challenges to buying and selling local food and what is the solution to that problem?"
Most important, said Thompson
, was that she
would be commenting on the importance of buying local and supporting farmers.
isn't farming her
own acres she
teaches and provides a consulting service to those who wish to establish their own gardens, (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 250-642-2595).