Glenda, alongside her husband Jack embarked on their horticultural journey in 1982 when they purchased Winderberry Nursery from the Taylor family. At that time the business consisted of two small greenhouses and was only open for two months each spring.
They spent the next 36 years ‘growing’ the business into the thriving family operation it is today. Winderberry is now made up of over 20,000 square feet of greenhouse area, a nursery and garden centre, a five acre certified organic vegetable and fruit farm, Edible Acres, operated by daughter Lin and husband Oliver, and the Edible Acres Cafe and Catering, operated by daughter Anna and partner and chef, Randy.
Although the business is now owned and in the capable hands of Lin, Oliver, Anna and Randy, Glenda remains committed to the vision of community, healthy lifestyle, and all that Columbia Valley Food and Farm stands for. She encourages anyone who is interested in the many aspects surrounding local food to join our vibrant organization!
Lawrie has been a full-time resident of the Valley since 2007, after retiring from 30+ years as a teacher and administrator in Calgary. He started volunteering with the local Food Bank that year, and in 2014 he became an acting member of the Board, and was elected to the Board and the role of Vice-Chair in 2015. Lawrie became Chair in 2016, a role he served in for four years. He was honored to have been at the helm while the CVFB constructed and moved into the Albert Cooper Building. While no longer a director, he still volunteers with the CVFB in the area focusing on local procurement of meat and vegetables. In 2021 he became a director with the Columbia Valley Community Foundation. He is looking forward to his new role as a Board member with Food and Farm.