Our Farm

About Small Spade Gardening

Small Spade Inc. is a small design/build company that specializes in environmentally sustainable landscape design and heirloom fruit and vegetable production. We design, build and maintain ecological gardens in downtown Toronto and in the Hastings County area.


536 Salem Road,
Stirling, On,
K0K 3E0

Our Farm

Our house and farm was built in 1888 by the Tucker family. The farm was originally a 250 acre parcel, which got divided up into much smaller parcels over the years as it was bought and sold by different farming families.  We are surrounded by rolling hills, pastures and a number of really nice Amish families who make really wicked tasty chili sauces. Seriously.

Lauren and Eric

We are a couple of transplanted city dwellers – Lauren is a Montrealer, and Eric hails from Cambridge, Ontario. We met during our graduate degrees at York University, co-habited for a couple years in Toronto’s pastoral Parkdale neighbourhood, and promptly moved out to beautiful Stirling to get started on our farming dream. We live in our drafty farmhouse with two geriatric cats and a mutt – all of whom obstinately refuse to make us coffee in the morning. Ingrates.