Heather Elliott

M.Sc candidate, Geography, Planning, and Environment
Concordia University
  I have been working in community agriculture for the past 13 year, on many levels.  From founding a cooperative farm (ferme coop aux champs qui chantent in Brownsburg-Chatham, QC) to coordinating networks of collective gardens, the socially transformative potential of gardening is close to my heart.  This September I began a Masters degree at Concordia University, seeking to better understand how to reduce the colonial barriers to Indigenous agriculture and strengthen the relationships between settler and Indigenous initiatives.  I am also a Western traditional herbalist and maintain a dispensary of medicines from my garden for my consultation practice.