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Promoting healthy and active farmlands in east central Ontario.
Farms at Work’s mission is to keep farmland healthy and active in east central Ontario. To this end, we work to increase awareness of farming as a business option, and attract new farmers to east central Ontario. Farms at Work supports new farmers with a variety of innovative and regionally appropriate training and mentorship opportunities. We help them integrate into the vibrant and diverse agricultural communities across the region and assist them in accessing farmland and funding.
Through outreach and community partnerships, Farms at Work also promotes and supports on-the-ground environmental projects on farms across the region. We have taken a special interest in practices that promote pollination and beneficial insects on farms through on-farm projects, creation of publications, and presentations across the province. Farms at Work works in collaboration with many partners throughout the food and farming sector.
See why people work with Farms at Work
The support we receive from Tides Canada is invaluable to us. It allows us, as a small project, to get on with our work without all the overhead of administration that would take up hours in a day.
Read why people get involved with Farms at Work.
Having grown up on a beef farm near Peterborough, I know that just a generation ago there were many full and part time farmers in the area. Farms at Work is supporting regrowth of this vital sector.