Gillian Flies owns and operates The New Farm with her husband Brent Preston. Gillian and Brent have built The New Farm into a thriving business and a leading light in the good food movement, providing organic vegetables to some of the best restaurants in Canada and raising more than a million dollars to make local, organic food accessible in low-income communities. Gillian currently serves as the board chair of the Canadian Organic Growers and is a founding member of the Farmers for Climate Solutions coalition. Gillian’s TEDx talk on the relationship between farming & climate change is available on YouTube. https://www.ted.com/talks/eat_our_way_out_of_this_mess_gillian_flies_tedxcollingwood
Gillian is a strong proponent of regenerative-organic agriculture, a movement towards redistributing carbon from the atmosphere to the soil. In addition to running The New Farm, Gillian is the current Board President for the Canadian Organic Growers and a founding member of Farmers for Climate Solutions.