Honoured at Organic Connections 2008
Joan Harrison came into organics as a consumer in the 70's. She worked with others to create organic food co-ops first for Magpie and then Steephill. She was actively involved in the groups that eventually evolved into the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate (SOD), served as a SOD board member and secretary and volunteered her services with the Organic Agriculture Protection Fund, and the Organic Product Information Service, with Synergy magazine and the SOD newsletter. Joan served on the Organic Connections board for each of the conferences in 2004, 2006 and 2008, helping to source organic food, developing a sessions on composting, and highlighting the consumer farmer connection. Joan has given of herself to better the organic community. Her work is valued and her efforts respected.