Tending a dream. - RTO 9

Luhana Littlejohn is proof that your career path isn’t fixed.

She’d worked in the corporate world for several years – including in the finance department for Microsoft – but while she enjoyed it, she always had an itch for something else.

“I grew up in Brazil,” she says, “and my father had a citrus farm. [Like him] I always wanted to connect people to something sustainable.”

At the time, however, Luhana wasn’t sure how to transition. She’d dedicated so much time and energy to her current career.

“A lot of people focus on studying something and feel that if they don’t work in that field, they’re going to lose everything they’ve invested in themselves. That was my feeling at the beginning.”

Things changed when she met her husband, Zach, who was also passionate about sustainability – as well as organic farming. Together, the two bought a three-acre property in Prince Edward County and started Littlejohn Farm, an agriculture tourism destination.

“I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

By growing most of their food, Luhana and Zach treat private groups to hands-on, farm-to-table experiences. Visitors get to tour the small-scale farm, learn where their food comes from, then create something and enjoy it together.

“It’s a prototype for sustainable living. We want to inspire people to know that they don’t need much to make an impact.”

Luhana’s cultivated a rewarding career in agri-tourism and a beautiful life for herself and her family. She lights up just talking about it, what her customers call “magic.” When asked what she wants people to take away from her story, she had this to say:

“Don’t be afraid of change. You can bring your skills and talents to anything you want to do. I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

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