Greenbelt Farmers: Sustaining Soil Health
Dig into the stories of 14 farmers who are using a variety of innovative practices to improve their soil health.
Agricultural Advisory Committees: Recognizing the Value of Agriculture in the Golden Horseshoe
Produced in collaboration with the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance, this report examines the structure, challenges, and successes of AACs across the region.
Agriculture Trends and Updates: Understanding the Greenbelt’s Unique Advantages
High quality soils, unique climates, and direct access to Canada’s largest market are a recipe for success for Greenbelt agriculture.
Green Infrastructure Guide for Small Cities, Towns and Rural Communities
By incorporating nature into the built environment, Green Infrastructure can improve water quality, reduce infrastructure costs, reduce the flood risk, and ensure our watersheds and communities are more resilient to climate change.
Ontario's Good Fortune: Appreciating the Greenbelt's Natural Capital
The Greenbelt delivers $3.2 billion in ecosystem services every year, making it an irreplaceable resource critical for the future of the province.
Natural Heritage Features Mapping: Challenges and Best Practices
This study examines the process by which natural heritage features are mapped and communicated to the public by municipalities.
Farmland at Risk
Farmland makes up about half of the land area of the Greater Golden Horseshoe and represents one of the most important economic sectors of the region, contributing $11 billion and 38,000 jobs to Ontario’s economy.
Greenbelt Farmers: Sowing the Seeds of Success
A close look at 9 local farm operations that are innovating and adapting their businesses to ensure economic prosperity to their families, communities, and Ontario’s $34 billion agri-food sector.
The Agricultural System: Components, Linkages, and Rationale
This paper, written by Dr. Wayne Caldwell from the University of Guelph, provides an overview of the agricultural system and its component parts.
Local Leadership Matters: Ontario Municipalities Taking Action to Strengthen the Greenbelt
From tree planting to local food processing, this report looks at a mix of initiatives and tools 30 municipalities are using to enhance Ontario’s Greenbelt.