Our Staff

Pat Learmonth  |  Director  |  Contact

Pat Learmonth is the Director of Farms at Work, a non-profit regional project working for healthy and active farms in central Ontario. Farms at Work has been supporting new farmers and promoting farmland protection for almost a decade. Pat served as the Environmental Farm Plan Representative and Workshop Leader for Peterborough County for seven years, and co-founded the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative. She is past Chair of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development Agricultural Advisory Committee and is co-chair of the Sustainable Peterborough Working Group on Food and Farming. Pat holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies (Trent University) and a degree in Law (University of Western Ontario). Pat and her husband own a farm near Peterborough


Susan Chan  |  Consultant | Contact

Susan is a frequent consultant with Farms at Work, with expertise in many aspects of agricultural education and a special passion for pollinators. She also teaches in the Sustainable Agriculture program at Fleming College and in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program at Trent University. Susan holds a B.Sc (Agriculture) from McGill, an M.Sc in Environmental Biology (Pollination) from the University of Guelph, and a B.Ed. from the University of Western Ontario




Katie Jackson | Farm Stewardship Coordinator | Contact 

 Katie Jackson is working with the members of the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative to coordinate a 3-year grant from EcoAction. She is coordinating the   East Central Farm Stewardship Fund, which will provide funds to farmers for on-farm clean water projects.

 Katie is committed to growing good food for her family and her community on her family farm. She has explored diverse aspects of small-scale farming including   market gardening, raising pork, chicken, lamb and duck eggs, milking a goat and growing pea shoots. Katie shares her passion for farming through connections with   community groups and schools. Katie has a BA from the University of Toronto and work experience in both non-profit and corporate environments.