Timberline Farm: (above) looking south through the garden into the main hay field. (below) This aerial photograph from 2010 shows the farm, outlined in yellow, backing onto the Maitland River. The large dug pond, continuous pastures, lush forests and wetlands make this land both agriculturally and ecologically productive.

The view towards the pond from the hay loft of the barn

​​​​​​​Timberline Farm is located outside of Harriston, Ontario. The farm is 149 acres, mostly pasture, with about 20 acres of forested wetlands, a sugar maple grove, a large pond, and some cultivated fields. Here, the principles of permaculture and organic farming are used to create an environment where livestock and natural ecosystems thrive. The farm's forests and natural wetlands are an oasis for wildlife and the pastures provide valuable habitat to an abundance of grassland species such as the threatened ground nesting bird, the bobolink. Being primarily pasture, this land is best suited to raise livestock rather than crops. Using these pastures to ethically raise cows and pigs, while enhancing the lands ecological value is the primary focus here at Timberline Farm. In fact, 80 of this farm's 149 acres are involved in wildlife habitat conservation initiatives. For ecological, environmental and practical purposes planting trees is the second focus on the farm; 1200 trees were planted in 2014 alone. The resources these trees provide are part of the long term plan of this farm's model of sustainable production. Visitors are always welcome at Timberline Farm so please feel free to contact us and arrange a visit. Click on any of the following topics for more information about Timberline Farm.