David Tracey is a writer and environmental designer based in Vancouver, Canada.
He is the author of four books:
- Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution
- Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto
- The Mustard Seed
- The Miracle Tree
He is a journalist reporting on politics, culture and the environment from countries on six continents for some of the world’s leading media outlets, including the International Herald Tribune, the Economist, the Tyee, Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, the South China Morning Post, CBC-Radio, ABC-TV and others.
David owns and operates the environmental design and consultation company EcoUrbanist. It specializes in ecological landscape design, environmental reporting and project management for clients from home-owners to government agencies.
He is the Executive Director of Tree City, a non-profit ecological engagement group “helping people and trees grow together.” Tree City is currently working with the City of Vancouver towards one of its key Greenest City 2020 goals, to plant 150,000 more trees.
David is the former coordinator of the Vancouver Community Agriculture Network project which was created to start more community gardens, especially among people lacking access to healthy, affordable food, and to advocate for city food growing at all levels.
He steered the Downtown Peninsula Intercultural Community Project through the YMCA of Greater Vancouver which trained the Downtown Intercultural Gardeners Society. He also sat as an elected member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council for five years, and represented Vancouver on the Metro Vancouver Agricultural Advisory Committee for three years.
He is a tree care expert certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. As a consultant on organic tree care, edible landscaping and organic food growing he often leads workshops for clients such as the City of Richmond, the Edible Garden Project and others.
David is also an editor with experience managing projects in North America and Asia, and a personal word coach helping clients from novelists to PhD candidates overcome the writing blocks which keep them back.
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