Haliburton Farm lies in the District of Saanich, Victoria, BC, Canada, original territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ ([/xʷˈsenət͡ʃ], Xwsenəč) indigenous nations from the north coast of the Gulf and San Juan Islands, southern Vancouver Island and the southern edge of the Lower Mainland in British Columbia. As Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) surrounded by suburbia, it is zoned Demonstration Farm by the municipality. This incubator community farm provides land parcels of around 1 acre each for lease to farmers considering farming as a career. The farm started in 2002, thanks to the local community organisation, (the Cordova Bay Association), the vision of concerned citizens, a supportive Mayor and Council and the dedication of volunteers on the soon to be governing body, the Haliburton Community Organic Farm Society. At the time there was great concern about loss of agricultural land reserve which was up for rezoning to allow housing. Today the whole ALR area is thriving thanks to excellent farmers and a native plant nursery, despite its uncertain beginnings. The 9 acres of land includes an ecologically sensitive area with a wetland and habitat. In line with its vision, the farm continues today. Haliburton's One Planet Action Plan has been coordinated by Elmarie Roberts, Katie Underwood and Ted Sheldon.
To be a leading model of community-supported, small-scale sustainable certified organic agriculture carried out in harmony with local ecosystems.
741 Haliburton Rd, Victoria BC V8Y 1H7
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