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 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.

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Passionate about Great Beer, Great Food, and the Environment

Passionate about Great Beer, Great Food, and the Environment

A working farm, on 28 acres within the Carolinian Forest range, Charlotteville Brewing Company combines organic gardens, artisanal products, and an earth friendly attitude. Partnering with ALUS to create a pollinator hedgerow fits well with their overriding principle...

Aurora and New Acre Project, Better Together

Aurora and New Acre Project, Better Together

ALUS is thrilled to announce a $50,000 New Acre Project sponsorship by Aurora, a global leader in the cannabis industry serving both the medical and consumer markets. This sponsorship will create shared value for Aurora’s customers by taking action to address climate...

ALUS Norfolk Coordinators

Stephanie Giles (née Drayer)

Stephanie Giles (née Drayer)

Program Coordinator

[email protected]

Cynthia Tosswill

Cynthia Tosswill

Outreach Coordinator

[email protected]

The Weston Family Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation


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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