Calum Jacques is a student in the MSc in Rural Planning & Development program at the University of Guelph studying under Dr. Ryan Gibson. He has worked for various environmental organisations building gardens for seniors, managing social media for agritourism non profits, and leading tours for Ontario parks. In 2021 he co launched a project (Tasty Farm) aimed at growing indoor specialty produce. He finished his undergrad at Ryerson (now T.M.U.) in Arts and Contemporary Studies with a minor in Philosophy, and a certificate in Urban Agriculture. In Autumn 2024 he aims to travel to Tokyo to research peri urban farms and write his thesis on integrating agriculture into development. His interests include helping translate the trends of walkability, human scaled, and mixed used land to rural areas.