Andy Smith, Director
Andy is the farm manager for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture program. He has had the joy of developing a new urban twenty-acre farm at the Garden City Lands in central Richmond. At KPU, Andy has the opportunity to work with students who are learning about small-scale organic farming systems and conducting agricultural research. The farm’s location in the heart of Richmond also creates opportunities for connecting with the wider community around issues of food security, agricultural land preservation, and food production. Before discovering his interest in growing food, Andy worked with a number of community development non-profit organizations in Canada and in north India.