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. 



staff profilePatricia Wilson | Agricultural Stewardship Coordinator | Contact

Patricia is a recent Trent University graduate with an Honours degree in Biology (BSc.) and a Specialization in Conservation Biology. She has worked with livestock in rural Australia, and has completed an internship at Riverview Park & Zoo doing an outreach and education project on Eastern Loggerhead Shrike. In her spare time Patricia  has volunteered on a number of projects, from brook trout surveys with the Peterborough Field Naturalists to pre-volant bat surveys and owl banding with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and endangered species  and stewardship work with the Kawartha Land Trust . She is an active member of the Peterborough community and serves as a director on the Peterborough County Stewardship Council. You may also know her as our Local Food Month Coordinator this year!