a home for creative cultivation
Located in Hillsburgh, Ontario, Bela Farm is a place where farmers, environmentalists, artists, and educators develop creative responses to environmental crisis, sharing resources to form a unique, integrative farm.
We learn from the land that feeds us and in return feed the land.
What's being cultivated
at Bela Farm?
Innovative organic farming
Land-based art, ritual, performance, and scholarship
Immersive education programs
Advocacy around urgent environmental issues
Bela Farm is the rural home of Shoresh, a grassroots Jewish environmental organization that facilitates nature-based Jewish educational programming and oversees pollinator habitat restoration and reforestation.
Our agricultural activities include partnerships with local farms such as Everdale and Nature’s Nurturing, who are growing organic vegetables and field crops at Bela Farm.
We invite collaborations with farmers, herbalists, artists, performers, architects, artisans, scholars, writers, political activists, and spiritual leaders. If you’re interested in doing a project or hosting an event at Bela Farm, or simply want to find out more, please get in touch.
5750 6th Line
Bela Farm is situated on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Ojibway/Chipewa, and the Anishinabek, within the area of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between peoples in the Great Lakes region to peaceably share and care for the natural resources.
Bela Farm also sits on the border between the Credit River Watershed, which flows into Lake Ontario, and the Grand River Watershed, which flows into Lake Erie.