Farming for Biodiversity

Haliburton Community Organic Farm Society

Entry Overview

Haliburton Organic Community Farm is a successful model for small-scale, local certified organic agriculture working in harmony with the natural environment. The non-profit, volunteer Haliburton Organic Farm Society (HCOFS) has operated Haliburton Farm since 2002. Unparalled opportunities are offered to new farmers - access to small plots (~1 acre each) of certified organic farmland on Vancouver Island for four years (renewable for another four) for an annual lease of $500, and hands-on training in organic agriculture and ecosystem restoration. Since 2007, the Haliburton Biodiversity Project has enhanced/revived significantly degraded wetland, forest habitats, and created a Garry Oak meadow on the Farm. Haliburton Farm provides local organic food, grows new farmers and farm businesses, hosts tours and demonstrations organic agriculture and biodiversity


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