On Food: Mark Bomford at TEDxYale City 2.0
Yale’s Sustainable Food Project
Mark Bomford is innovator in both non-profit and academic contexts. Mark has founded and managed projects focused on urban agriculture, community food security, and food systems modeling and research. He’s dabbled in everything from farming to food-centered organizations—both in Canada and around the world. In 2011 Bomford joined the Yale Sustainable Food Project. He looks forward to deepening the impact and broadening the reach of the Project as it enters its second decade of playing a transformative role in the larger food system.
From Yale Sustainable Food Project
Mark Bomford has been immersed in creating sustainable food systems for the last 15 years. He has worked in a variety of roles ranging from farming to leading food-centered organizations in Canada and internationally. An innovator in both non-profit and academic contexts, he has founded and managed projects focused upon urban agriculture, community food security, and food systems modeling and research.
Mark’s career in the sustainable food movement began in 1997, when he founded the successful “Growing Schools” initiative with the LifeCycles Project Society in Victoria, BC, establishing school gardens throughout the city and developing garden-based curricula that continue to benefit thousands of students today. He went on to coordinate the internationally-awarded “DIGS” youth empowerment and entrepreneurship project, helping to establish new farms and food enterprises through the region, and co-managed the society’s overall domestic and international urban agricultural operations during five years of intense growth.