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At Woodleigh, we are dedicated to fostering a thriving agricultural community and advancing sustainable practices. Our media page showcases the heart of our operations, and highlighting the incredible partnerships and collaborations that drive our mission forward.
We believe that agriculture can be a force for positive change. Join us on our media page to explore, and be inspired as we cultivate a future where sustainable farming practices and environmental goals go hand in hand.
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Explore the exciting new facets of our farm us we diversifying our operations to meet the evolving needs of the agriculture industry and our community.
We are excited to announce our newest venture "Catching Carbon" !
Starting in 2024 Woodleigh has launched a brand new division at the farm Catching Carbon, a Forest Biomass Recovery Service. We will offer forest services including plantation thinning's, storm clean-up, and trail and lot clearing. We have invested in some state of the art specialized forestry equipment such as Vimek Duo Harvester, it combines a harvester and a forwarder in one machine, efficiency in small-scale forestry is important. We have also purchased a Mecalac Excavator equipped with a grapple saw, a fast moving lightweight machine with exceptional capabilities. In partnership with the Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA) and with funding from the Ontario Forest Biomass Program we are excited to begin our new venture contributing to the recovery of unmarketable forest biomass by converting it to compost, and compost extracts to use as organic soil amendments on farm.
At Woodleigh we believe it is important to be part of a community and to work together to find new sustainable and ecological practices. Collaborating and partnerships with such organizations as the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Ontario Woodlot Association, Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association Sweet Ontario, Green Economy Peterborough and Ontario Soil Network.
Woodleigh Farms is excited to be part of a new partnership with the Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA), collaborating to help with the Kawartha Community Forest Owners Cooperative as well as Woodleigh's new forest biomass recovery program and carbon sequestration goals. Elliot Groen the Sustainable Forestry Coordinator at the OWA met with Norm Lamothe from Woodleigh to view some plantations and prepare for harvest.
Dive into the cutting-edge projects at the core of our commitment to excellence. We believe in leveraging the latest research to enhance our farming practices, ensuring productivity while minimizing environmental impact.
Woodleigh Farms has participated in several researched-based projects, including on-going soil testing with Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, as well as participating in their Environmental Plan Development and their OnFarm Applied Research and Monitoring Program. We have also worked with the Ontario Soil Network on and Oat Variety study in 2021, and worked on a Best Management Practices Study.
Stay informed with the latest updates and industry insights. Our news section keeps you in the loop on breakthroughs, industry trends, and the inspiring stories that unfold within the our community.
Join us on our journey towards environmental stewardship. Discover how Woodleigh is pioneering regenerative farming practices and sustainable initiatives, contributing to a healthier planet and resilient agricultural ecosystems.
Woodleigh work with Ontario Soil Network regarding Best Management Practices Trials 2021
The 2021 BMP being trailed is Soybeans under no-till management preceded by an organic amendment (Biosolids, Compost). There are also cover crops, interseeding with variable rate nitrogen applications, use of variable rate technologies, rotation, small grains, and measuring profit vs. yield and targeted soil sampling. The field is a uniform hillslope on a very rolling landscape on a loam till soil. The soil health goals are to increase organic matter and microbial health and optimize fertility inputs. We are starting a long term rotation trial (has been corn/soy for nearly 30 years, and we will keep 120' of this field in that same rotation indefinitely, while we transform the rest of the field to a four crop rotation of corn/soy/wheat/oats.
We are committed to on-going carbon sequestration and we are actively working towards carbon-neutral farming practices. We are always taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a greener tomorrow, with the installation of solar panels, the purchase of an electric car and our environmentally conscious farming practices. Stay Tuned for exciting new ventures we are working on to help Woodleigh meet our carbon sequestrating goals!
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