Norfolk County has the oldest continuously running ALUS program in Canada. Piloted in 2007, ALUS Norfolk has evolved into a permanent, county-wide program.
With over 190 farm families already engaged and more than 1,600 acres enrolled in the program, ALUS-Norfolk is helping to rebuild the natural environment via healthy and sustainable farmlands.
To date, approximately ten percent of all the farmers in Norfolk have enrolled acres in ALUS, to restore wetland habitat, plant tall-grass buffers along streams, and create pollinator habitat among other projects. The Long Point Region Conservation Authority provides technical advice and support to help implement a variety of habitat restoration projects throughout the County.
News & Events
A profile of ALUS Norfolk participants Leah & Marty VanTilMarty & Leah VanTil with their ALUS wetland in the background. Credit: ALUS Norfolk.Located in Port Dover, Ontario, Leah and Marty VanTil’s 40-acre farm includes rolling hills and shallow valleys....
Best Management Practices on the FarmALUS Norfolk and ALUS Middlesex are joining forces to host the Collaborative Stewardship Tour 2023 — Best Management Practices on the Farm. Attendees will learn about the effective use of cover crops, the 4 R’s of nutrient...
A profile of ALUS Norfolk Participant and community leader, Carl Atkinson. Carl Atkinson on his farm with a wetland in the background.Carl Atkinson and his wife Rhonda have been farming Ginseng in Norfolk County, Ontario, for 40 years. Although retirement is on the...
ALUS Norfolk Team
The Weston Family Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario
Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Ontario Power Generation
Norfolk Federation of Agriculture
St. Williams Nursery
Norview Gardens Ltd.
Bird Studies Canada
Long Point Biosphere
Environment and Climate Change Canada
The Long Point Basin Land Trust
Chair & Farmer Liaison
Treasurer & Farmer Liaison
Chris Van Paassen
OMAFRA, Technical Expert
Morgan Van Laeken
Norfolk County Drainage Coordinator, Technical Expert