Jane is a semi-retired environmental consultant. With back-to-the-land experience in the 70s, she continues to be a passionate permaculture gardener, urban homesteader and knitter! She helps to coordinate Transition NDG’s Incredible Edibles project, which grows food to share in public spaces in the neighbourhood. Her aim is to discover together how to live more lightly on this small corner of the planet in love and cooperation and to help evolve collective consciousness and human culture.
Satoshi Ikeda teaches sociology at Concordia University. He engages in building the social economy for sustainable future. As a board member of the Concordia Food Coalition he is involved in the Hive Cafe Solidarity Cooperative, le Campus Potager (food production on campus), les brasseurs illuminés (beer brewing coop on campus), and Concordia’s Farm Project and Fermentation Project.
Community gardener and permaculture student, Maureen Lafrenière has been involved in environment projects and public education for more than 25 years. She is a founding member of the Westmount Healthy City Project in 1990, and was Westmount’s Environment Coordinator for seven years. She now works in municipal communications and obtained her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2006.
Jessey thrives on opportunities to connect deeply and honestly with others, which is a large part of her practice as a clinical psychologist. She was drawn to Transition because of the ways it brings people together and reminds us that it is good – and necessary! – to rely on each other. Jessey’s other interests include yoga, connecting with nature, and food/cooking. She is currently a representative of Transition NDG on NDG’s Food Security Council
Irina Maria Grecu
Irina has always been passionate about progress and change. Her professional background is in learning and development. The experience helped her to realize that self learning and development is essential for any meaningful change. Transition NDG is the place Irina feels she can contribute purposefully. It is where she can meet her needs for creating safe and thriving community through activities like skill sharing workshops, growing food on the street, and belonging to a group of like minded people.