OFT Protected Farms Featured at Canada Blooms
In March, OFT was invited to be part of a very unique photography and garden exhibit at the Canada Blooms Garden Festival in Toronto. Two of OFT’s protected farms were featured here: Belain Farm and Little Rock Farm.
The installation was titled, ‘SEVERANCE: A Journey Through Southwestern Ontario’s Agricultural Landscapes’. It was a large boxy structure with a ‘garden’ on the roof that simulated a hedgerow between tobacco fields.
The exhibit challenged visitors to enter the box and take a break from the busy show to absorb the rotating farm images inside and visualize how farming landscapes are changing in Ontario.
Throughout the week-long event, the installation generated much interest and conversation, and even received an Honourable Mention Award from the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.