Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.
Dr. Amir Niroumand is recognized as a social entrepreneur with a primary interest in utilizing food as a tool for changing cultural values and norms. In 2016, he founded Abundance Community Farm in Agassiz, BC, as a social experiment in creating a community culture that thrives in harmony with nature. The farm operates based on a novel Community Agriculture (CA) model leveraging the interdependence between regenerative agriculture, community development, and the healing arts. Amir is also a fuel cell scientist, where he leads cutting edge R&D programs between industry and academia (SFU). He recently co-authored a paper called ‘Community Agriculture: An Ongoing Social Experiment in Growing Harmonious Relationships’ (still in peer review).