Farm Tours

Thursday December 6, 3:30-5:30pm

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Please note that transportation to and from the farm tour locations is not provided by the Conference.


Common Ground Farm

6986 Middle River Road, St Thomas, ON

Common Ground Farm is a small family vegetable farm just south of London that grows year-round vegetables on about 7 acres. Produce is sold at the Horton market in St.Thomas, the year-round market at the Western Fair in London, and through a CSA. The tour will focus on season extension and vegetable storage with a visit to their many hoophouses and new greenhouse.


The Living Centre

5871 Bells Rd, London, ON

The Living Centre and Living Arts Institute has been founded, operated and co-directed by Shantree Kacera since 1983, as an eco-educational centre on 20 hectares. For four decades, this has been an experiment and research site in productive forest gardens growing a variety of fruits, berries, vegetables, nuts and herbs using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural growing techniques-as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world.


Slegers Organic Living Greens

7536 Calvert Dr, Strathroy, ON

Jo and Pauline Slegers own and operate Slegers Organic Living Greens with their 3 sons and staff.  Established in 1987, the farm now grows over 30 different living micro greens, greens, lettuces and herbs.  They sell wholesale to many different retail outlets and restaurants and through their own on-farm store.