What people do not understand, they do not value, what they do not value, they will not protect, and what they do not protect, they will lose. — Charles Jordan
Why a farm tour?
A hands-on experience at a farm! For those of us living in the city, the joy of connecting the food we eat to how it grows is a deeply meaningful experience. Your group will have the opportunity to see, touch, smell and observe food being grown right in the city, while being guided by a professional farmer and educator.
What topics will we cover?
While we explore the farm we make links to concepts of local food, seasonal eating, nutrition, organic farming methods, sustainability and active living. Our tours can be fully tailored to your needs: for corporate team building, school and youth groups, scouts, everyone is welcome! Be in touch to create your ideal tour, or choose one of the following.
1. Tasting Tour
Explore the farm with your taste buds. Your group will enjoy the spice of an edible flower, the zing of a kale seed pod or the fresh taste of garden greens. Depending on the season, this tasting tour will have a different flavour!
2. Dig it! Tour
You will get your hands in the soil while we discuss soil life, composting, micro-organisms and how they make our food possible.
3. Sustainability Tour
Tour the farm through sustainable eyes. Learn about and see examples of sustainable growing; discuss the differences between different kinds of farms.
A typical 1 hour tour for a class is $100, or $5 per person (minimum 12 people), whichever is less. We can fully customize tours to specific age groups and class curriculum.
We offer subsidized tours for groups where finance might be a barrier for having this type of experience. Please get in touch if you would like to see if your group is eligible for a subsidized tour.
Funding for your farm tour may be available through Think & Eat Green .
Farmers on 57th is excited to share our love of farming with you and will support you in any way we can.
To book or enquire:
To enquire about our urban farm tours please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (604) 327-2002