The Agroforestry Centre was originally operated and maintained by University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus from 1997 to 2016. The Centre was initially created to facilitate production, applied research, technology transfer, and education. The Municipality of North Grenville acquired the campus in 2018, and is currently in the process of renewing the campus as an Education and Community Centre, and is re-establishing all of the former Agroforestry Centre activities.
The Agroforestry Centre is located along the southern edge of the campus property on Bedell Road. The Centre includes a building with a state-of-the-art maple syrup production equipment and reverse osmosis technology, kitchen facilities, washrooms, and a classroom / meeting room. This year the facility will bringing the total number of taps to 1,000, boiling and producing maple syrup on-site, conducting forestry tours, and hosting pancake breakfasts.
The Agro-Forestry Centre includes a maple 18-acre bush and trail system. The Campus forests have achieved Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification (FSC® C018800) through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s Forest Certification Program. The FSC® is an international, membership-based, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.