The Risks of Climate Change for the Home Garden: A Risk Management Approach for Ontario
Join guest speaker Kimberly Bell as she discusses the implications of climate change on the home garden. Listen as she goes through what to expect from climate change in Ontario over the next 25 years, its associated risks for gardening (including your health), and what we can do to soften the impacts on our gardens. She will include recommendations on growing techniques (e.g. for maximum vegetable yields) and safety measures for a successful and safe home garden.
|Kimberly’s introduction to climate change, and the many risks it presents to our communities, started during her undergraduate degree and she has continued to learn about it ever since. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (York University), a Certificate of Risk Management (McMaster University) and she is currently completing a Master of Science in Rural Planning and Development (University of Guelph). She holds the Project Management Professional designation (Project Management Institute) as well as the Canadian Risk Management designation (Global Risk Management Institute). Prior to the pandemic, Kimberly had a small business as a market gardener growing pesticide-free heirloom vegetables for restaurants. Along with caring for a busy family, Kimberly volunteers her time with NANPS as a director on the Board. She is passionate about the environment and believes in the importance of building strong, healthy and resilient communities.