Lorax Woodlands is a beautiful property in the rolling hills above the Gaspereau Valley, ten minutes from Wolfville, Nova Scotia. We are six households, which may grow to eight. We live well in a supportive community with an interest in gardening and working to restore this Acadian forest to its original beauty. We share a rotating weekly supper, swap tools and resources and plan various festivities together through the year. There are lots of informal social connections, walks on the trails and a quiet enjoyment of the land.
Each household owns its own home, several acres of land and two shares of Lorax Woodlands. Lorax Woodlands owns the common lands— five acres of pasture and 170 acres of forest that run behind the lots. It is incorporated organization with by-laws and makes decisions by consensus. The lands have protective covenants that promote sustainable living and a healthy Acadian Forest.
The lands include:
- approximately eight kilometres of scenic forest trails for walking and cross-country skiing, which lead on to much longer forest trails.
- a large pond and marsh inhabited by beavers with two large year-round flowing streams that ultimately drain in to Lumsden’s pond.
- an abundance of wildlife… field and forest birds, beaver, pheasant, deer, owls and coyote.
- a long community history as the Buckley Farm, originally a land grant to the Buckley Family in 1760. Lorax purchased the lands in 1998.