Welcome to Tucker House! Our mission is to inspire sustainable living.
We focus on environmental education, collaborative leadership for sustainability, and eco-spiritual retreats at our historic Georgian-style mansion.
Country Fun Nature Camp registrations are open!
a nature day camp at our historic site, with special programs on Canada’s history
1 day conference on Outdoor Education at Tucker House
Sunday May 28th, 2017, 9:30 – 4:15
Guest presenters on biodiversity, Forest School and more; outdoor learning in our seed-saving garden and forest; renewable energy resource exploration
$10, lunch included.
For more information or to register:
Coming soon — Tucker House History Mystery: a Heritage Experience
*** We’re hiring!
Check back frequently for additional updates and positions
Tucker House Renewal Centre has openings for positions including:
- Research and Program Coordinator Internship for recent sci/tech/math graduate
- History Mystery Adventure support *** our paid positions are filled, but accepting volunteers to help develop & deliver a heritage program
- Summer nature camp/eco-education: short-term volunteer camp staff, and one Rockland activities lead
- Coming soon: Communications/Website Developer/Coordinator (Rockland area)
New – Seeds for Sale!
Our first seeds are for sale from our new seed garden project! Our 2015 trial garden was most successful – yielding 25000 seeds – thanks to passionate volunteer work. Our garden is now certified organic by Ecocert Canada. We are proud to be part of a growing community of gardeners who preserve the past for a greener future. Learn more here
We want to share our gardening passion with you by offering the following heritage varieties for sale. Every sale helps our mission!
- Mille gousse yellow bean (50 seeds):
(around 50 days) This bush string bean variety had been grown in Rockland for years in the garden of Ms Vinette before being given to us to maintain the variety. Directly seed in the spring and plant in succession for continual harvest. ***Sorry out of stock***
- Big Orange tomato (25 seeds):
(Indeterminate height) Orange from the inside-out with a taste of sunshine! One of the best tomatoes I have ever tasted. The type is beefsteak and the sweet fruit can grow over 1lb! Need to plant indoors 6 weeks before last frost.
- Lipstick sweet Pepper (25 seeds):
Certainly one of the best peppers to grow in our region. The fruits turning to glossy red, are sweet and juicy. Need to be planted indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost.
- Aunt Molly ground cherry (50 seeds)
(70 days) An easy fruit to grow in the garden. The large bush can become 1m wide and provides plenty of fruits. The fruits, 2 cm in diameter, are encased in a papery husk that turns brown once ripe. The fruit has a unique taste that children love! You need to plant the seed indoor to have an optimum harvest.
Contact Nathalie at email@example.com to order seeds
Tucker House History
Learn more about the heritage of the Tucker mansion!
Our local history in focus
Tucker House Exhibit
Discover over 100
Tucker House antiques:
pictures, household items, maps,
tools, furniture, and more!
Glimpse into the past of Clarence-Rockland’s
local history with this special exhibit.
100 Historic Treasures from the last 80 years!
Free admission: donations to support Tucker House
artifact preservation work in Prescott-Russell!
Your Special Event Deserves a Special Location!
Tucker House is the ideal setting for your office retreat, family reunion, intimate wedding, community group meeting, or church picnic.
Contact Tucker House
The retreat centre itself is at 1731 Rockland, Ontario.
Call 613 446 2117 x 2 for booking information.
Directions to the House:
Address: 1731 Tucker Road, Rockland Ontario, K4K 1K7
From Ottawa Airport: (1 hour)
take Airport Drive North to the 417 Queensway East to Orleans
At ‘the split’ stay to the left to go to Rockland on Hwy 174
Stay on the 174 through Rockland and turn right on Landry Road
Take the first right on Tucker Road just before the fire station
Tucker House is on your right.
Book a presentation from our Seventh Generation Learning Series: choose from a lunch and learn format for your office or evening session on one of our sustainability topics.
Films For Change – Book a screening of David Chernushenko’s Bike City, Great City with your friends and colleagues
Cities great for cycling are better places for everyone. Take an uplifting ride through cities that are embracing cycling as a liberating, convenient and healthy way to get around.
To donate to Bike City, Great City click here.
Thank you for contacting Maison Tucker House.
To check out our latest thoughts and great pictures visit our facebook page
We are in the process of re-building this website and providing content in both official languages.
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Registered Charity 82380 3671 RR0001
Join our family tree of donors! We are on a mission to raise $12,500 this year for Tucker House to improve and expand for the future and reach more people with our inspirational teaching on sustainable living.