Hollyhock Presenters

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

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).

Events with Dr. Amir Niroumand

Narratives of Abundance
May 24 - 28, 2023

A rich and deeply immersive experience built on fierce hope and a belief in the power of future-visioning to drive the transition toward a more sustainable and resilient post-carbon world. This gathering weaves together the impulses that led to the creation of both Story Money Impact and Abundance Community Farm.…