Ecostudies Coordinator

Ella Braden is an orchardist and science educator. After studying as an astronomer, she found her passion teaching others about science. She has led education programs in astronomy, physics, ecology, and sustainable agriculture in the United States, Australia, and Canada, sharing her passion for science with learners from pre-school through retirement homes and every age in between. After finally arriving in her dream home, the Okanagan Valley, in 2017, she began managing a sustainable orchard and now runs her own orchard and polyculture farm in Summerland. As the leader of the ecostudies programs, she is excited to bring inspirational programs to learners of all ages, working to create a community more tied to the land around us in this unique place.

Ella Braden