Christopher Bush is a Sustainable Agriculture Pioneer who is 10 years into his 5 year plan. He had to wait for the world to catch up with systems thinking, and be willing to address the food/energy/water nexus to overcome the challenges to each part.
Chris built the first anaerobic digester for agriculture in his home Province of British Columbia Canada, which was also the first biogas plant in North America to deliver Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from a farm to a utility grid, providing gas to more than 1000 homes, created from the manure of cows, chickens and pigs.
He now leads an applied science group, working on Advanced Systems Integration biorefineries for sustainable resource management and utilization in a program called “Technology Meets Permaculture – Zero Waste Agriculture”.
He is also leading the charge to create the “BC Network for Agricultural Innovation”, a unifying body for domestic and international collaboration.