360 degree virtual reality garlic harvesting demo, filmed at Langside Farms in Teeswater, Ontario

Visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival can take a 360-degree virtual reality tour of garlic grower Simon De Boer’s farm, Langside Farms, provided by Capture Scratch. Virtual reality is a computer technology that allows users to visually and/or physically interact in a replicated environment using panoramic views or video simulation. Capture Scratch is a film and media production company that offers services including lighting, camera, direction, and editing, whose background in technology research and development allows them to experiment with screen based technologies.

Capture Scratch has created a 360-degree live action video of Simon working in his fields during the summer garlic harvest. This virtual reality tour invites visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival to “witness” a real garlic harvest in the hot sun, bringing festival goers closer to the garlic growing process via a pair of virtual reality goggles. The “tour” takes about 3 minutes and runs all day during the festival. Simon will  be selling his garlic at the festival.


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360° Virtual Farm Tour (all day)
Festival Theatre: Dance Me Outside
Festival Theatre: Freedom Family - Don Francks & Family Documentary
Festival Theatre: Symphony of the Soil
Free Garlic Shot Station
Garlic Breath Contest
Music Stage: DJ Bliss (3:15 – 5:00pm)
Music Stage: Paula Wolfson (2:15-3:00pm)
Music Stage: Spirit Wind (9:15 - 10:00am)
Music Stage: Waleed Abdulahmid (10:15 - 11:00am)
Speaker's Corner: Garlic Art Workshop (4:00 to 4:45pm)
Speakers' Corner: Garlic Taste and Temperance in the City of York, 19thC. (12:00-12:25)
Speakers' Corner: Growing Garlic for Farm, Home Garden and Condo (10:00-10:25am)
Speakers' Corner: Sarah Hargreaves Spills the Dirt on Garlic (10:00-10:25)
Speakers’ Corner: Farmer David Cohlmeyer & Chef Justin Cournoyer Spill More Dirt on Garlic (14:00-14:25)
Speakers’ Corner: Johl Ringuette Discusses Wild Garlic from the POV of The First Nations and European Explorers (11:00-11:25)