We are a mix of full time and seasonal workers, passionate about growing beautiful vegetables for a community we love.
For Angie, Fertile Ground has been an exciting venture into the world of farm entrepreneurship. With an educational and professional background in community development, Angie made a shift towards the life of vegetable-growing in 2007. Favourite farm tasks include basket weeding, trellising tomatoes, watering the greenhouse, and chatting with members at CSA pick-ups. Angie loves getting her hands dirty & is kinda proud when the grit just won’t come out from under her fingernails. When not in the fields or wrestling spreadsheets, she can likely be found strumming her banjo, sipping a craft brew, puttering in her kitchen, peering through binoculars for local birds, or shamelessly reading a novel in a sunbeam. ~She/Her
Elena has been immersed in the world of farming, flowers, and food for over 5 years. Equipped with a fine art degree from Toronto Metropolitan University, she initially pursued avenues in public art and project management. Eventually, her passion for the land led her to transition full-time into farming. Elena has since engaged in urban vegetable gardening, completed an immersive farming fellowship in Connecticut, become certified as an Organic Master Gardener, and served as an outdoor education instructor. Prior to joining Fertile Ground, she explored the local flower industry, working with Mount Wolfe Farm in Caledon.
farms in the pursuit of
joyfully reconnecting people with food and earth. Beyond her
agricultural activities, she enjoys community organizing, Shabbat
potlucks, LGBTQ+ literature, and outdoor swimming in all seasons. She is
looking forward to learning about Waterloo region's favourite
swim spots. ~She/Her