Technical Analyst, Indoor Agriculture
In between operating his own two businesses, Sea to Sky Botanics and Earthsmith, Jonathan is a consultant for Greenplanet Energy Analytics specializing in Sustainable Food Production. He was integral in setting up the Growcer Hydroponics Unit in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta and has trained Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation staff on how this unique system operates and how to plant, manage and harvest locally-grown food. Jonathan is also our expert on aquaponics and wicking bed systems, supporting work on the upcoming Sustainable Food Development Centre in Fort Chipewyan and community education initiatives.
As a visual artist, Jonathan and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Edmonton Arts Council. In 2015 he received a commission from the Art Gallery of Alberta and was invited to participate in the Vancouver Biennale international residency program.
Jonathan received his BSc in Cell Biology-Genetics from the University of British Columbia. He is also a graduate of the Aquaponic Farming Course (2015, Denver, Colorado) and was instrumental in the construction of Canada’s largest aquaponics facility to date.