Panelist| 

Hannah Maia Roessler, M.A, P.Ag.

Hannah is an educator, consultant, and life-long learner, who is profoundly passionate about plants and food sovereignty. Her work and research focuses on agroecology, permaculture, medicine and food plants, and Indigenous land-stewardship and cultivation techniques. She is deeply committed to meaningful community-engagement and empowerment practices, throughout all of her work. As a lecturer in the Environmental Studies department at the University of Victoria, she has taught courses in Ethnobotany, Ethnoecology and Permaculture Design, and runs a
Permaculture Field School during the summer months. She was the founding Dean of the Permaculture Design and Resilient Ecosystems Diploma at Pacific Rim College.
Hannah also works as an independent contractor and consults on a variety of food and medicine-plant projects, ranging from urban community gardens and small-acre
permaculture designs, to collaborative eco-cultural revitalization initiatives. In addition to her love of plants and people, Hannah is a keen photographer and amateur videographer, and has applied these tools to help tell community stories, through the production of both plant booklets and short films.