Pat Learmonth | Director | Contact
Pat served as the Environmental Farm Plan Representative and Workshop Leader for Peterborough County for seven years, and co-founded the Kawartha Farm Stewardship Collaborative. She serves on the Peterborough County Stewardship Council, the Greater Peterborough Area Agricultural Advisory Committee and 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). Through her work, teaching, research, consulting and personal experience, she has developed extensive networks with farms and farming organizations within the Kawartha region, as well as across 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.
Beatrice Chan | Agricultural Intern | Contact
Beatrice studied Ecological Restoration and Environmental Science at Trent University and Fleming College and has also taken several agricultural classes including writing a thesis in nitrogen measurements in agricultural soils. She has worked on vegetable and livestock farms in the area and also does some small scale farming of her own.
Janany Nagulan | Agricultural Program Coordinator | Contact
Janany is a graduate of the Rural Planning and Development Program (MSc.) from the University of Guelph. Her thesis research focused on the impact of free trade agreements on the dairy industry. She also holds a B.A in Public Policy and City Studies from the University of Toronto. Through her education she has completed a variety of research projects around urban and rural agricultural issues. She previously worked at FoodShare Toronto.
Dan Tomarchio | Business Program Assistant | Contact
Food and Farming has been an occupation on my family for multiple generatons. I am a graduate of Durham College's Food and Farming program as well as having a business education. I have worked on several farms in both livestock and cropping systems. I hope to use my training in agriculture and business to help promote sustaiable agriculture.