ALUS Norfolk
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet
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 160 farm families already engaged and more than 1,300 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.

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Giving the Gift of Sustainability on their Christmas Tree Farm

Giving the Gift of Sustainability on their Christmas Tree Farm

Catie and Gene’s stewardship on their Christmas tree farm does more than warm the heart, it has tangible effects on the environment and local wildlife.Catie Metcalfe and Gene Bystryk own the Cagene Christmas Tree Farm, in Norfolk Ontario. There are few places in...

OTF Grant Helps Farmers And Ranchers Protect And Restore Ecosystems

OTF Grant Helps Farmers And Ranchers Protect And Restore Ecosystems

With support from OTF, ALUS participants have delivered targeted ecosystem protection and restoration in six communities across Ontario. Middlesex County, ON, July 30, 2021 – Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), ALUS participants have undertaken hundreds of...

ALUS Canada welcomes Joe Csoff as PAC Liaison

ALUS Canada welcomes Joe Csoff as PAC Liaison

Veteran ALUS community leader Joe Csoff now available to support ALUS PACs across the country. PRESS RELEASE / TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO / JULY 29, 2020 / ALUS Canada welcomes Joe Csoff as PAC Liaison Veteran ALUS community leader Joe Csoff now available to support ALUS...

ALUS Norfolk Coordinators

Stephanie Giles (née Drayer)

Stephanie Giles (née Drayer)

Program Coordinator

Cynthia Tosswill

Cynthia Tosswill

Outreach Coordinator

The Weston Family Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation

John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation

Scotiabank

Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario

Long Point Region Conservation Authority

 

Ontario Power Generation

Allan’s Excavating

Norfolk County

Norfolk Federation of Agriculture

St. Williams Nursery

Norview Gardens Ltd.

Vandenbussche Irrigation

Bird Studies Canada

Long Point Biosphere

Environment and Climate Change Canada

The Long Point Basin Land Trust

Joe Csoff
Chair & Farmer Liaison

Mike O’Dwyer
Treasurer & Farmer Liaison

Cynthia Tosswill
Farmer Liaison

Ron Niville
Farmer Liaison

Chris Van Paassen
Farmer Liaison

Ben Hindmarsh
OMAFRA, Technical Expert

Tom McDonald
Farmer Liaison

Morgan Van Laeken
Norfolk County Drainage Coordinator, Technical Expert

Kyle Hiebert
Farmer Liaison

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