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
Five years ago Felix left conventional greenhouse growing to try small-scale organic farming. Since then it has truly become their passion! There is nothing more rewarding and challenging than organic farming and Felix sees themself in agriculture for the rest of their life. When not farming, Felix loves hiking, camping, baking and sewing. ~They/Them
Maca’s love of farming started as a child in the south of Chile where she felt a deep sense of connection with the land and farm animals. After graduating from Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, Maca dedicated herself to the work of organic farming during the growing season and painting in the winters. She finds inspiration for her whimsical paintings in Nature. Maca loves being outdoors and her favorite jobs are harvesting herbs, bunching carrots, and feeding the left-over vegetables to the chickens. In her free time, Maca reads and reads - especially after a long day in the fields—with her cat on her lap. This is Maca's 1st season at Fertile Ground. ~She/Her
Rebecca is excited to share her passion for nature and sustainable living with Fertile Ground Farm for a 3rd season. A graduate from the University of Waterloo with a BSc in Environmental Science, she strives to apply her knowledge and experience in her day-to-day life. Past work experiences include working on an apple orchard and inside a research greenhouse. An avid naturalist, her hobbies include hiking, foraging Ontario’s flora, and tapping her maple trees for sap each year. A previous nature interpreter, Rebecca loves being able to share her expertise of local wildlife, especially with the next generation. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and crafting. ~She/Her