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BRENT PRESTON

JOURNALIST

Brent Preston worked as a human rights investigator, aid worker, election observer and journalist on four continents before finding his true calling as a farmer. In 2003 he and his wife, Gillian Flies, abandoned successful careers in Toronto, packed up their two young children, and moved to a run-down farm outside Creemore, Ontario. Since then, they have built The New Farm into a thriving business and a leading light in the good food movement, providing organic vegetables to some of the best restaurants in Canada and raising over half a million dollars to make local, organic food accessible in low income communities. Brent’s first book, The New Farm: Our Ten Years on the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution, will be published by Random House Canada in May.