My projects include a wide range of activities, some under the umbrella of organizations or groups, some on my own:
Ethical Pathways: this is my life-long project. I am a certified career development practitioner and life coach. Currently taking formal courses to upgrade my skills, I’m always reading, training and exploring new ways to coach individuals, households, groups, businesses and communities to live a more resilient, meaningful, fulfilling and truly sustainable life through a designed livelihood that respects other people, the planet with all its life and elements and goes back and forth to the seventh generation…
My goal is to “coach for transformation” by utilizing deep questioning, engaged and true listening, compassion, shadow work and natural ecosystems as a background. My belief is that people and communities have the answers to their questions and my role is that of a doula, to help them be born and find those answers…
To read more about this, get a consultation or hire my services, please visit Ethical Pathways website/blog here.
Food Sovereignty Workshops and consultations: Everybody eats, that’s one of the things we all have in common. If we can support one person, one household, one community at a time to be mindful and ethical about what they eat and to regain their sovereignty over the food they consume, then many changes may come: food is at the root or close to the root of climate change, deforestation and soil degradation, water depletion and pollution, overpopulation, social inequality, physical and spiritual health issues waste management, among many other things. I teach workshops on how to grow food in small spaces, how to prepare food from scratch (such as dairy and non-dairy cheeses, fruit vinegars and sourdough bread; how to avoid food waste and how to preserve food in different ways (from drying to fermenting to pickling and canning)…making food together through intergenerational and inclusive workshops people not only learn the techniques about how to handle food, but explore and make decisions about what they eat, how they eat it, where their food comes from, who handled it and how it has impacted the livelihood of others and ecosystems around the Earth…
For food consultations or book a workshop, please visit my personal page here.
Design for disaster/emergency preparedness and first aid: I’m certified First Aid trainer under the Canadian Red Cross and also hold a certificate from JIBC on Emergency Management. Utilizing both formal training and components from permaculture design (i,e, systems thinking), I provide workshops and consultations for households, neighbourhoods, businesses and communities on aspects such as how to prepare/design for potential disasters and emergencies and how to respond to emergencies when they happen. With increasing insecurity in our cities and predicaments such as climate change, resource depletion and financial/social inequality/instability, being prepared and planning/designing houses, business and other areas with this in mind is a must.
For more on this topic or to book me for a workshop or consultation visit this blog/website here.
Other work I do:
I’m in training to co-facilitate “train the trainer” workshops under the Canadian Diabetes Association. In these workshops, facilitators working for different community agencies learn how to teach the six-weeks program “Food Skills for Families”. I am also a certified FSF facilitator myself so I run workshops for the local Food Bank and other agencies under the Surrey and White Rock Food Action Coalition. For more on this, please check here and here.
I coordinate the “Food for Thought” community garden, located at the back of BC Ambulance and beside the Sources South Surrey Food Bank.
Here are a few pictures of my past and current projects, I may post more with my blog-posts
Community garden plot:
My edible flowers
Teaching: Food Preservation Series