ALUS Norfolk
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet
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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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Collaborative Stewardship Tour 2023

Collaborative Stewardship Tour 2023

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...

Carl Atkinson: Farming for the Long Term

Carl Atkinson: Farming for the Long Term

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...

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...

ALUS Norfolk Team

Stephanie Giles (née Drayer)

Stephanie Giles (née Drayer)

Program Director

[email protected]
519-420-8127

Cynthia Tosswill

Cynthia Tosswill

Outreach Coordinator

[email protected]
226-235-1663

Cabella’s/Bass Pro Shop

Hydro One

Long Point Region Conservation Authority

The McLean Foundation

 

Allan’s Excavating

Norfolk County

Norview Gardens Ltd.

Vandenbussche Irrigation

Bird Studies Canada

Long Point Biosphere

Environment and Climate Change Canada

The Long Point Basin Land Trust

Ron Niville
Chair

Chris Verhoeve
Treasurer

Tom McDonald
Vice Chair

Joe Csoff

Chris Van Paassen

Cynthia Tosswill

Morgan Van Laeken

Kyle Hiebert

Kristyn Richardson

Samantha Sommer

Alyssa Cousineau

Luke Verhoeve

Rebecca Pearce-Cameron

Rick Csoff

Steve Buehner

Anita Buehner

Chloe Cridland

Cynthia Brink

Jordan Kett

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