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Bay of Islands Center
1/2 Way Between Halifax & Cape Breton
Marine Drive

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"A sustainable environment is one in which the natural environment, economic development and social life are seen as mutually dependent".
-- Centre for Innovative Education


We are currently preparing to sponsor courses, seminars, and workshops covering the following topics:


  • Forest Restoration
  • Whole Forest Management
  • Non-Timber Forest Products


  • Making best use of local resources
  • Climate Change Initiatives
  • Enhancing economic self-reliance within the community through independent small business


  • Solar Water Heating
  • Wind Power 
  • Solar Power
  • Healthy building materials and techniques

What is sustainable forestry?
On his land "Wildwood" in British Columbia, Merv Wilkinson has set an example that has educated and inspired us. Read more here...


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Site Creation by:Hatch Media - Last Updated: March 4, 2014

Bus Tours Welcome
(Eastern Shore Bus,1939)

Shop"The Old Forge"

(not as pictured)


Sustainable Living Center Projects

Trail Stop Country Market
The Forge Hostel & Campgrounds

Wilderness Trails, Nature Trails

Low-Impact Forestry
Logging Horse & Barn
Agri-product Test Plots
Non-timber Forest Products Research

Sustainable Living Center Programs