Our Team


Emma Macdonald photo              Emma Macdonald     Manager of Education

For the past decade, Emma Macdonald has lived and worked on ecological and community-based farms in the Peterborough Area. Most recently, she worked as Coordinator at the Trent Vegetable Gardens, a field-to-table farm working to provide experiential learning opportunities to students and community members. She is particularly passionate about building agricultural and food literacy among youth and aspiring growers. Emma holds a bachelor's degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems and currently teaches in the Food and Farming and Horticultural Technician programs at Durham College.  


 Heather T photo                Heather Thoma    Operations Manager

Heather has worked with non-profit organizations related to food, farming, health, and the arts at the local and provincial level for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in project coordination and logistics, managing budgets, purchasing, community outreach, facilitation and partnership building. She and her partner operate LoonSong Farm, growing, milling, and selling certified organic grains in Northumberland County. Heather is also the Food Procurement Coordinator for school Student Nutrition Programs in Central East Ontario.