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Projects & Demonstrations

Bees

Pollinators and Bees

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In June 2021, Kingbridge welcomed 80,000 honey bees to our property. These busy pollinators help us communicate the integral role of bees in our global food system and evoke discussions around the impacts of urbanization and climate change on bee populations. As an installation in our Living Laboratory, we are experimenting with new technologies and best practices to optimize and scale production while supporting hive health. 

Our pure honey has many health benefits and. We register our jars with a tracking database that ensures the honey you purchase has not been adulterated, like many imported honey products.

Trees and Forestry Accelerators

Reforestation, afforestation and science-backed forestry stewardship are very effective, long-term solutions to supporting our global forest biomes and drawing down atmospheric carbon through large-scale photosynthesis. The Federal government has set a goal of planting 2 Billion trees in Canada to support our commitment to mitigate global warming, but challenges with supply chains, identifying and protecting native species and finding cost-efficient ways to plant trees at scale have proven to be a very difficult task.

At Kingbridge, we are leveraging our 60-acre managed forest to demonstrate a cost-effective, scalable and impactful model for tree planting and traceability in support of Canada’s forestry goal. Our three tree nurseries and seedling accelerator demonstrate how small-scale, high-intensity planting can be extremely effective when adopted by multiple stakeholders in a variety of regional climate zones. In partnership with Forests Ontario and Sheepdog Carbon, we have planted 1,300 white cedars and 300 maples on the Kingbridge property and are prepared to support forestry projects across the province with over 200,000 seedlings being grown out on our partners’ properties.

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Permaculture Garden

Permaculture

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Kingbridge’s permaculture garden is home to over one hundred native plants, flowers, medicinals, vegetables and herbs. The garden features a concept called Hügelkultur or “mound culture” where branches and logs from the Kingbridge forest form the base layer of the soil profile. Organic matter and soil are layered on top and formed into planting beds where the slow decomposition of organic matter releases moisture, nutrients and carbon into the soil profile. This slow release provides all the conditions that our plants and their root systems need to thrive year after year while organically building soil and sequestering carbon at the same time.

Controlled Environment Agriculture

With climate change and geopolitical tensions changing the dynamics of our globalized food system, Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is proving to be an effective means of decentralizing and localizing food production and supply chains around the world.

At Kingbridge, we are building the first Vertical Farm and Food Hub in King Township which will support the region by producing and providing a variety of crops while experimenting with new and innovative indoor agriculture technologies and cultivars. Our partners, Boreal Greens Co. are leveraging the Innovation Hub and Living Lab to demonstrate an affordable, adaptable and scalable technology and business model for indoor food production.

Food and Farm Waste

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Our primary business at Kingbridge caters to tens of thousands of clients and visitors who come for meetings and conferences every year and most of our guests stay and eat in our restaurant during their stay. The food and beverage team provides thousands of meals annually and we are passionate about diverting our food waste from local landfills and repurposing the nutrients back into fertilizer using natural processes. Kingbridge is currently exploring commercial composting solutions to help us repurpose 100% of our food waste to be used throughout the property and shared with local farmers and gardeners in King Township.