Mel Sylvestre has been farming for the last 10 years. She has been a field worker, crop manager, small-scale farm business owner, and is now working as a field research assistant and seed saving project coordinator at The UBC Farm in Vancouver, BC. She incorporated her first seed crop to her practice in 2009 and is now self-proclaimed seed addicted. She also loves sharing her passion and has develop a project allowing students and the community to learn about seeds and get hands-on experience at The UBC Farm. She is currently finishing her degree in Soil and Plant Science at UBC and can't wait to be back in the country side so that she can grow even more seeds! UBC Farm has recently become Certified Organic. Way to go!