Fiona Louise Buining is passionate about growing plants, especially food plants, and is inspired to create pathways for future food growers in urban areas. She has grown vegetables wherever she has lived. Working with teenagers as a teacher she has seen first-hand the physical and mental health benefits of learning to grow food. Fiona runs Ainslie Urban Farm, where she grows microgreens in green houses in her backyard in Ainslie, for local restaurants and cafes. Fiona’s property has over 50 fruit trees, nuts, berries, vegetables, two beehives, chickens and working rabbits. Fiona completed a Churchill Fellowship in 2022 investigating urban farm ventures that provide vocational pathways for aspiring food growers.