Faculty Member

Thierry Vrain

Thierry Vrain, born and raised in France, graduate studies in North Carolina, worked for 30 years in agricultural research as a soil biologist and finished his career in genetic engineering.  Thierry retired in 2003 and became an avid gardener after he met his wife Chanchal and they settled to create Innisfree on Vancouver Island (www.innisfreefarm.ca)

Ten years ago, Thierry was heavily involved in campaigning against the use of Monsanto’s herbicide RoundUp on food crops (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=thierry+vrain+oak+park). In the last few years he has put together video material that explains the science and makes clear the Biofilia message that he teaches at North Island College, and with his wife turned it into a 4 day workshop they plan to offer at the Haven or at Innisfree  www.innisfreefarm.ca/biophilia-retreat

Events with Thierry Vrain

Luminaries on Demand
Open Dates

Lunch with Luminaries is a webinar series to share different perspectives on a variety of topics of interest to our community. These talks pay homage to early Haven days where co-founders Ben and Jock invited various thought leaders into conversation – sometimes they agreed with the ideas shared and sometimes they didn’t. We think this spirit of curiosity and generosity is an important core value we hold, and we’re excited to recreate this concept today with time and space-transcending technology! Each webinar has a Haven Host who introduces or interviews the guest speaker, and in some cases takes Q&A from…