As a farmer, educator, advocate and leader, Mark Bomford has spent the last 18 years immersed in creating sustainable food systems. Mark was the founding Director for the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, where he launched an inter-disciplinary program and a thriving 60-acre teaching and research farm on campus. Prior to his work at UBC, Mark worked in the non-profit sector, establishing school gardens, new farms and food enterprises, and a range of international urban agricultural programs.
Mark joined Yale University as the Director for the Yale Sustainable Food Program in late 2011. Under the theme of “Food Literate Leadership,” Mark aspires to position the Yale Sustainable Food Program at the forefront of a global movement for change in the food system.