Innovation
Ron Toonders, Switchgrass for Grassroots Resilience

Ron Toonders, Switchgrass for Grassroots Resilience

Farmers like Ron Toonders are building resilient practices that benefit nature and the agricultural landscape in Ontario   This photo depicts the root system of switchgrass, Panicum virgatum. (Grown at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas) In the hot summer months,...

Currie McIntosh; Happily Creating Habitat at Haywood Farms

Currie McIntosh; Happily Creating Habitat at Haywood Farms

The McIntosh family is promoting biodiversity through their environmental projects on their farm in Ontario Currie McIntosh stands in front of the stormwater retention pond project he constructed with ALUS in 2020. In the fall of 2023, farmers and ranchers visited...

Participant Profile: Liz & Bruce Milner

Participant Profile: Liz & Bruce Milner

At the frog bowl, nature is art itself This painting shows a snowy winter scene with a red tail hawk flying overhead. Coyotes materialize out of the bull rushes within the frog bowl. The large reforestation project is also captured which includes 300 white pine, red...

Promoting Species at Risk in Agriculture

Promoting Species at Risk in Agriculture

ALUS, the Fédération de l'UPA de la Montérégie and the Fédération de l’UPA Outaouais-Laurentide jointly launch valuable online resources to support conservation of species at risk on agricultural lands in Quebec.   Image of a Bobolink. Allowing native grasses to grow...