Melissa Flint has a background in organic farming, community organisation, conservation biology, landscaping, permaculture and environmental education. She has been working in ecological pursuits for the past ten years.
Melissa has a love for mountain air and exploration. As an environmental consultant and botanical assistant, she spent much of her time counting grass, identifying trees and slogging through creeks, wetlands, meadows and forests.
During her time as a Linnaea Farm Garden student, she discovered how to connect people with nature through the food that they eat. She then worked and travelled to many organic market gardens in Canada, Hawaii, Rwanda, Kenya and Israel to gain experience in growing in all different climates and economic conditions.
During 2013-2015 she was the Community Garden Coordinator at the College of the Rockies in Creston teaching hands-on workshops about healthy food production to children, teens and adults. She is currently the Creston Outdoor Educator for Wildsight and teaches a variety of outdoor education courses to to elementary students and high school student. She is also an educator for Columbia Basin Environmental Educators Network’s Wild Voices for Kids.
Melissa has studied permaculture with a variety of mentors from around the world. In 2017 she completed a Diploma of Permaculture in the fields of Education, Childhood Education, Site Design and Development from the Permaculture Institute. She is also a member of the Permaculture Institute of North America.
Melissa is the founder of Aurora Edible Designs, which offers services in design, consultation, and workshops around permaculture, sustainability, food production and community outreach.