About Nathalie

Nathalie attributes her lifelong interest in nature and ecology to growing up on Christmas Hill where she frequented the blackberries under the huge Garry Oaks of Lily Street field.
Nathalie and her family live, farm and act as stewards of Madrona Farm, where they cultivate over 100 varieties of agro-ecologically grown vegetables, serving nearly 4000 local customers.

Embracing the Spirit of Saanich, Nathalie is inspired by the collective works of former Saanich and CRD Councilors, the Saanich Greenbelt Association and the many exemplary residents whose actions created our community plans and our legacy of parks and protected areas.


Saanich Council appointments (current):
Past Chair- Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee – 2020
Chair- Art, Heritage and Culture
Liaison- Te’mexw Treaty Advisory Committee – 2019
Capital Regional District appointments (current):
Director, Regional Water Supply Commission

Previous appointments:
Liaison- Peninsula & Area Agricultural Commission – 2019
Past Chair- Saanich Arts and Heritage Committee – 2018
Chair- Arts, Heritage and Culture


Raincoast Conservation – Development, Major Gifts
Author, Rocky Mountain Books – Saving Farmland, the Fight for Real Food
TLC The Land Conservancy BC – Stewardship Officer, Development Assistant

Diploma in Restoration Ecology from the University of Victoria
Diploma in Conservation Finance from Yale University
Permaculture Design Certificate

Saanich Environmental Awards – ‘Sustainability’ – Nathalie and David Chambers -2017
TLC Conservation Award 2010
Golden Carrot Award 2012

Community and volunteers services:
Founder of the Chef Survival Challenge Event
Founding member of the Blenkinsop Valley Community Association (2006-2018)
Founding Member of the Social Environmental Alliance (SEA)
Girl Guide Leaders of Canada (Bay to Bay-Sparks: Sunflower)