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Pollination Canada

Did you know about bees and butterflies, but did you know that there are over 1000 species of pollinating insects in Canada? Together they are an indispensable natural resource, and their daily work is essential for over a billion dollars of apples, pears, cucumbers, melons, berries, and many other kinds of Canadian farm produce. These beneficial insects are under pressure from loss of habitat, loss of food sources, disease, and pesticides. As insect populations are threatened, so are the fruit and vegetable produce, and the wild ecosystems that depend on these pollinators.

Forestinfo is your source for environmental information which is understandable, unbiased, accurate, and available in a wide variety of formats. We strive to facilitate informed decisions regarding forestry-related issues.

Indian Agriculture Program of Ontario

Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario (IAPO) is a non-profit Ontario corporation with Letters Patent issued in June 1984. IAPO is owned by Status Indian farmers in Ontario. The board of directors, who are Status Indian farmers, represent various farming districts across Ontario.

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

How it works
Through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP), landowners who get their property classified as ‘Managed Forest’ pay 25% of the municipal tax rate set for residential properties.To participate, you must prepare and follow a 10-year Managed Forest Plan that details how you will manage your forest property responsibly. The plan must be approved by a Managed Forest Plan Approver. These individuals are independent resource management consultants, certified by, but not employed by, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. You also need to submit a 5-year progress report and update your management plan every 10 years to stay in the program.

Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario

The Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario (CTFO) offers valuable information for both tree growers and consumers. The CTFO is a non-profit organization funded by farmers in the business of growing Christmas trees as a cash crop. Our aim is “to provide, through co-operative effort and the exchange of experience, practical solutions for many of the problems concerning the production, marketing and retailing of Ontario grown Christmas trees.”

Agricultural composting basics

Composting is the biological decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms under controlled, aerobic conditions to a relatively stable humus-like material called compost. Composting can happen in many different ways using a variety of materials, methods, equipment, and scales of operation.

Ontario Beekeepers” Association

Although we beekeepers are an independent lot, we also know that we do best when we can share our experiences and learn from others. Following are some ways to connect and become part of the beekeeping community.

Sustain Ontario

The alliance of healthy food and farming. We strengthend the healthy food and farming secotor.

Just Food

Working towards vibrant, just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region.

Farms at Work

Farms at Work offers a place to meet, learn, share and explore for farmers in Durham, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborugh, Northumberland Haliburton and Hastings.


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