Ottawa 2017

BACK TO THE FUTURE: FARM TECHNOLOGY TOUR

Saturday, August 19

Tickets on sale Friday, May 26 @ 10 a.m

Participants will see the best of what agricultural technology has to offer and learn about the innovation that brings common food and plants from farm to home.

Fallowfield Tree Farm will explain how you can transform your lawn or town park from a sunny field to a shady arbour with the help of a gigantic mechanical tree spade. Then Schouten Cornerview Farms will offer a tour of their anaerobic digester and demonstrate the ways in which it improves their farm with cutting edge recycling. North Gower Grains’ gargantuan grain elevators give a great idea of just how much grain is grown in the Ottawa region. Velthuis Farms will show visitors where the cows that grace the milk containers really live.

Event details

Date > Saturday, August 19

  • First Tour: 11:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. (Bilingual)
  • Second Tour: 12:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (English only)

Departure > Tour shuttles will depart from OC Transpo’s Strandherd Park & Ride (bus stop #2A), at 3680 Strandherd Drive.

Tickets > Tickets for the Back to the Future: Farm Technology Tour are $80 (plus tax and service charges). A tour ticket enables free use of any OC Transpo bus route, to and from the Strandherd Park & Ride. Tickets are to be shown to the bus operator when boarding. Free service is available from three hours before the tour until three hours after the tour.