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, garden groups, 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.
What are our COVID-19 safety measures?
This is the time to get outside and connect with nature. Given the size of our farm and all-outdoor programming, we can practice physical distancing and follow the same COVID-19 safety measures our farmers do. Help keep us all safe, including the George Pearson Centre staff and residents, by remembering to maintain physical distance from one another. Activities will not require close contact, and surfaces and tools are sanitized between use. Hand-washing will happen upon arrival and throughout the tour. Let us know how we can best accommodate your group and the safety measures you are taking.
Please note: There is no washroom on site. However, a hand-washing sink is available.
A typical 1 hour tour is $100. We can fully customize tours to specific age groups and interests.
To book or enquire:
To enquire about our urban farm tours please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (778) 997-3609.