Born in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Canada), Kathryn Gwun-Yeen 君妍 Lennon has been obsessed with food all her life. She currently lives, cooks, gardens, and works with respect and gratitude in Treaty 6 and Métis territory. Her maternal grandparents were once small-scale farmers and vegetable market vendors in Hong Kong, and her paternal ancestors left Ireland long ago during the Great Famine. The acts of growing, cooking and sharing food and food knowledge mean many things to her; they are a way of honouring those who have come before, imagining just and sustainable futures, and cultivating relationships to people and place.
Kyla Pascal is a community builder and maker of Métis-Dominican descent born and raised in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton). The granddaughter of farmers (grain and cattle in Alberta, and banana and vanilla in Dominica), Kyla has always valued the relationship between community, culture, food, and justice. It was through years of working in the Edmonton food and coffee scene that she noticed the potential of change-making across tables and bar tops. Kyla recognizes the importance of healing our connections with the land and has been slowly developing her skills around growing food and harvesting. Kyla Pascal currently lives and studies on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish Peoples (Vancouver).