Caring for the Land
Windhorse Farm is right in the heart of the Acadian Forest, one of six endangered forests of North America. Although the entire region has been severely abused over the past few hundred years there remain a few remnants of mature, fully functioning Acadian Forest. Windhorse Farm is one such place. Settled in 1840 by the Wentzell family, the woodlot has been harvested each year for the last 170 years yet has the same volume of standing timber today as it had when the first axe bit wood in 1840. It is, in fact, the longest standing example of forest sustainability in Canada.
CO-DIRECTOR OF WINDHORSE FARM
Jim established Windhorse Farm with his wife Margaret, over 20 years ago. Jim holds a Masters Degree in Forest Ecology and has been involved in commercial forest management for over 40 years. He has written extensively on sustainable forestry issues and taught contemplative forestry and natural landscape management throughout North America.