Mark Bomford is the Director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project. 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 and garden-based curricula throughout the city. He went on to coordinate the internationally-awarded “DIGS” youth empowerment and entrepreneurship project, and co-managed the society’s overall domestic and international urban agricultural operations. In 2001, Mark moved to the University of British Columbia, where he worked to reinvent the UBC Farm. He founded the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC in 2005, and led a rapid expansion that saw new cultivated crops, research projects, university courses, and community programs. Mark joined the Yale Sustainable Food Project in October 2011.