Our Collaborative Projects bring the relationship to, and respect for, our land to life.
These are a collection of some of the projects where Green Feet has helped environmental groups, businesses, funding organizations, or communities to take a wholistic approach to Environmental Restoration and Protection
We thank everyone who has been involved in each of these projects for their commitment, knowledge and passion that helps to bring our collective vision of a healthy environment for future generations to life. Green Feet was honoured to have been asked to be involved.
The goal of this project is to collect aerial images of projects on the ground where environmental protection and restoration actions have happenned. These images are then analysed to reveal information that help people to understand the health of these sites. The environmental restoration and protection sites include sites where old xmas trees are being used to create fish habitat along shoreline, treeplanting and fencing to keep cattle out of streams, butterfly gardens and habitat, streams, areas where dams are being removed, organic farms, among many others.
We focus on sites which have been funded by Bruce Power through Community Investment Grants since 2014 and we are thankful for the funding and logistical support from Bruce Power and its Environmental Stewardship Staff.
This is a very new application for technology that focuses on using current technology - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) and software (Geographic Information Systems and analysis software) - to help restore and protect land. This technology can help by presenting images in a way that makes it easier to understand what our land is trying to tell us about how healthy her Ecosystem Services are functioning.
~ 2018 - ongoing ~
Thanks to the support of SauGreen for the Environment, Green Feet was able to work alongside 8 different organizations to assist with a number of activities designed to restore the health of Fairy lake. This included:
The Saugeen Red Tree Program is a food-security based social-enterprise that is owned an operated by, with and for community members of the Saugeen First Nation. The RED Tree program uses Forest and Community gardens to provide training and skills that financially and socially back traditional forms of Food security requested by Anishnaabe members of the Saugeen First Nation.
This work happens within small and large-scale ‘sub-projects’ on community owned plots of land and personal properties within five themes: Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Water, Food and Forests, Green Economics and Community Engagement. The work that is done on the ground in each sub-project provides opportunities for both volunteers and employees to actively participate in this projects food-chain.
~ 2013 - Project Ongoing ~
This location in Paisley, Ontario began as an agreement to maintain and manage this 100acre property. After three years, the users of this camp were able to feed themselves from the 6 native and organic gardens created, had fresh water from a gravity fed passive rainwater water filtration system, had off-grid electricity, and tiny cabins for overnight guest made from reclaimed wood.
The land was reforested and naturalized, stream banks stabilized, and over the course of the owners 10 year period of working on the property, this area could boast of healthy trout and salmon spawning runs, visits from rare wetland species and songbirds, as well as canoeing, x-country ski trails, and healthy sustainable harvesting each spring summer and fall.
All thanks to the landowner and his remarkable vision for living in balance with nature, as well as friends in the surrounding towns, this was where Green Feet began its operations.
~ 2011 - 2014 ~
The PRWIN has the vision for a "Clean water and a healthy ecosystem within the Pine River Watershed”
The Pine River watershed had been marked as one of 6 of Environment Canadas Top Priority Areas for watershed health due to agriculture, deforestation and cottaging industries
Thanks to the dedication and commitment of its board members, as well as the remarkable leadership and vision of its Project Coordinator, Green Feet was honoured to be able to incorporate Analog Forestry into their Integrated Watershed Management Plan. This organization has now planted over 250,000 trees and counting across this 200+ square km watershed area.
~ 2013 ~
The Falls Brook Center is a Sustainability Education Center Located in Woodstock, NB. A partnership was formed between the FBC and the "Instituto de Investigaciones Forestales" (Forestry Research Institute) to implement Analog Forestry on 14 farms in Guantanamo Cuba.
Green Feet Owner worked with this program in part to continue the Analog Forestry Monitoring and Maintenance, and help to facilitate Community engagement and education sessions over the course of 8 months.
On these 14 farms, nearly 40 different species were used to help restore areas of farmland that had been over farmed from Sugar Cane plantations and salivated from the saltwater of the ocean being soaked into the ground through osmosis in groundwater systems
~ 2010 - 2011 ~