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Mel Sylvestre

Mel Sylvestre

BC Eco Seed Co-op

Mel Sylvestre holds a BSc in Soil and Plant Science from UBC and has been getting dirty as a small-scale organic farmer since 2003. In 2012, she initiated The UBC Farm Seed Hub, a project focused on the convergence of seed production, teaching, and research. She is currently the Perennial, Biodiversity, and Seed Hub coordinator at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. Mel is also a founding member of the BC Eco Seed Co-op, which focuses on growing quality seed for the BC bio-region. When she's not filling her pockets with seeds, she can be found roaming mountain and ocean trails with her partner and dog.