Members’ Only – Nature’s Apprentice Farm Tour

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (approx.)

Please note revised start time and please do not arrive early as Alberto has

clients and parking is limited.

Meeting Location: 112 Lynx Hollow Rd, Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0

Google map link:

From Antrim Truck Stop

  • South on 417,
  • West on Ottawa Rd 29
  • Alternatively from 417:
  • West on Kinburn Side Rd (Ottawa Rd 20)
  • (Both routes lead to Five Span Bridge Park)
  • Continue or turn South on 29.
  • West on McWatty Rd.
  • South on Lynx Hollow Road.

Please no dogs for any MFNC outing.

 Leaders:      Alberto Suarez-Esteban  and  Joanna Jack

Alberto and Joanna have graciously agreed to conduct another tour of their farm for MFNC members.  Alberto, born in Spain where he grew up helping his grandparents in their farms, developed a deep fascination for the natural world.  After 10 years in academia and with a PhD in Ecology, he dedicated himself “to working with nature to address the most destructive human activity on the planet: agriculture.”  While no longer publishing in scientific journals, he is learning and sharing the knowledge he gleans from his new career of “regenerative agriculture” with others including MFNC members.  His regular contributions to the club’s monthly sightings are always a treat.

Joanna was born in the Yukon and raised in Pakenham growing up with the satisfaction of growing her own food and appreciating the natural world.  Alberto introduced her “to a different kind of vision for food production”, “that goes beyond organic certification and is designed to work with nature.”  She is the farm’s marketing and communications advisor, “helping to share nature-based solutions for a happier, healthier world.”

Owned and operated by Alberto and Joanna, Nature’s Apprentice Farm is a regenerative farm which sells fresh produce, conducts farm tours, and offers consulting services on chemical-free farm design, set up, production and crop storage.

During the tour, people can expect to see/learn:

  • How a diverse, small-scaled regenerative fam can help wildlife
  • How to attract wildlife to a farm/yard
  • Wildlife viewing, particularly birds (a mix of grassland, forest and edge species), insects, flowers, amphibians, snakes and medium to large size mammals if we are lucky.

For more information about the farm, please have a look at their website:

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their Facebook page:

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and be sure to read their blog:

Blog – Nature’s Apprentice Farm (

A note about Covid:  While COVID restrictions have eased, you are still asked to maintain physical distancing.  Please bring and wear a mask where physical distancing is not possible.  Please do not come if you are ill or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19 or have been told to isolate.

Register for this outing as soon as possible at

You may register yourself and anyone in your own household only. Confirmation emails will be sent.  Please do not assume you are registered if you have not received and email. Notification of cancellation as soon as possible would be appreciated. Priority will be given to those who did not attend last year’s outing.

It is respectfully asked that you not use bug spray as the farm is chemical-free.  The bugs should not be too bad but if you are sensitive to bites, a bug net should be all that is required.

Please include the full names of all in your household who will be attending.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.