In 2009, the Environmental Farm Plan established an Environmental Stewardship Award to celebrate some of Nova Scotia’s environmental stewards, recognizing their dedication and commitment to protecting our environment. This award highlighted Nova Scotia farmers who make soil, water and habitat stewardship a significant part of their farm operations.

We are especially proud of the Environmental Stewardship Award because it is the work of the farmers that truly contributes to the success and sustainability of our industry. In 2019, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at the 10 years of the award, showcase the previous winners and highlight the artwork done by local artists that depicted each farm. We put this together into a small booklet that we hope will spark interest and perhaps initiate new projects on other farms. Have a look at the initial practices recognized in this booklet and you will see how far our industry has progressed in just one decade.

2009 – vanOostrum Farms

2010 – Manning Family Farm

2011 – W.G. Oulton & Sons Ltd.

2012 -Upperbrook Farm

2013 – Wild Rose Farm

2014 – Out to Pasture Farm

2015 – Winding River Farms Ltd.

2016 – Hillsdale Fur Farm

2017 – Willow Pond Farm

2018 – Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards