People Behind Organics4bc.com
You may be wondering who is behind the site and what makes us
so passionate about organic products.
The website was the brainchild of Mark Diesvelt and Gary King.
Mark trained and worked as a chef, specialising in providing catering
services to customers with specific dietary needs and restrictions.
He founded and managed Healthy Homes, working with people who wanted
to avoid chemically toxic construction practises and interior finishes.
His ongoing interest in organic foods lead Mark to form Innoventure
Consultants where he works with businesses in the organic and functional
food sector, specifically on organic certification.
Gary is an organic farmer and an expert in the field of organic
food products. He has extensive experience in the science and practice
of growing organic crops. His passion for producing the best in
organic food lead him to team up with Mark to provide a forum for
like-minded organic business people.
Matt is a law student with a passion for the local organic lifestyle.
His passion stems from a 2003/04 break from the study of law to pursue
a professional culinary diploma at Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver
and to apprentice with Gary King of Hazelmere Organic Farm. As the General
Manager of Organics for B.C., Matt looks forward to working with Mark and
Gary in promoting a more sustainable British Columbia.