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Windhorse Farm

Registered Name: Ulnooweg Education Centre

Business No: 839518370RR0001

Windhorse Farm

Windhorse Farm is an extraordinary place near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It is located in the LaHave River watershed, where the Mi’kmaq people lived for thousands of years.

Windhorse Farm consists of a rare and ancient forest, organic permaculture gardens, a conference lodge, a century farmhouse and barn, off-grid forest cabins, a wood products facility, lake access, and kilometres of walking trails.

The first European settlers to occupy the land were the Wentzell family. For 150 years they resisted clearcutting and instead practiced sustainable forestry and agriculture – protecting the land for future generations.

For the past 30 years the Drescher family have cared for and enhanced Windhorse Farm and made it possible for thousands of others to experience its unique and powerful healing qualities. The Dreschers have been helped by a group of nine ‘Forest Families” who share their passion for the land and their commitment to its protection.

The Drescher’s dream has been to return Windhorse Farm to the Mi’kmaq – the original people of Nova Scotia. That time has come. Through a combination of purchase and gift, Windhorse Farm has been transferred to the Ulnooweg Education Centre, an Indigenous-led registered charity serving Atlantic Canada.

Windhorse Farm will become a place of learning, primarily for Indigenous people, but all others as well. It will be a place to connect with nature, to learn about culture, language, ecology, health and science, and to heal and grow. The focus will be landbased educational programming for children and youth, but there will be activities for all generations.

The ancient forest will be protected forever, and Windhorse Farm will be a place for the Indigenous communities to welcome all who wish to come.

The Ulnooweg Education Centre seeks to raise funds in support of the acquisition of Windhorse Farm and for the development and delivery of educational programs. Donate today and support the healing and learning of our Indigenous People here in Atlantic Canada.