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Martin Barnett, baker, teacher and co-owner of Seraphina's Oven in Ladysmith, BC

Published on: 07 October 2020

Martin Barnett has been a baker, bakery owner and teacher for over 40 years.  After retiring as the head of the baking program at Vancouver Island University, he built the bakery and teaching centre Seraphina's Oven beside his home in Ladysmith, BC and is still teaching professionals and amateurs alike.

In this episode, Mark catches up with his friend and learns about his early days as a bread runner in a hippie co-op, shifting from baking to teaching and the adventures his students had in the VIU program.  We get a good look at a baking life well lived.


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Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin