P.Ag. CCA-ON, Organic Consultant Inc.
Ruth is an advisor, mentor and collaborator to farmers, land managers and communities. From field to plate, Ruth connects the importance of understanding ‘soil first’ solutions. Ruth completed a BSc. in Agriculture and MSc. in Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph. Ruth has strong bonds to agriculture and rural communities, living most of her life in southwestern Ontario. From 1992 to 2011, Ruth co-owned a mixed cropping/multi species grazing operation. In 2005, Ruth established her independent consulting company and has provided services to a diversity of farms, businesses, and researchers, focused on organic and regenerative systems. Ruth’s passion is soil health and serving others to deepen our understanding of the how, what, when, where, and why of regenerative agriculture and community systems. In 2017, Ruth cofounded an emergent soil health project with farmers, community members, and citizen scientists in Erin, Ontario. The work of the Soil Health Coalition offers a framework for the regeneration of ourselves, our landscapes, and our communities. Ruth’s mission is to collaborate with individuals and organizations in the development of knowledge system and processes that expands our relationships with agro-ecosystems we steward.