Go to the main content block
:::   Home > Circular Economy @TSC > Sustainable Farm in Chihshang Pastoral Farm Resort

Sustainable Farm in Chihshang Pastoral Farm Resort

Background and Goals

The vast area of TSC’s Chihshang Pastoral Farm Resort and the rich agricultural resources (including grassland and farm animals) can be planned as a sustainable farm modeling the Polyface Farm in Virginia, USA.


1. Grass and biological cycle: rotational grazing method is adopted. Cattle manure can be intensively distributed in each small pasture to fertilize the grass which will then be eaten by the cattle. Consequently, grass and animal forms a complete cycle.

2. Reuse of misplaced resources: “Farm waste” (including animal droppings, food waste, dead branches, leaf litter, and weeds) can be transformed into fertilizer for flowers, trees, and crops on the farm. It helped the farm reduce fertilizer purchasing expenses.

3. Local partnership: with the abundant livestock and agricultural resources, the sustainable farm delivered life education and eco-friendly concept; it has connected with NGOs, such as WildOne Wildlife Conservation Association, and integrated with local resources and made itself a local partner for communities in Chihshang.

Future Development

1. With existing accommodation and meal services and circular agricultural feature, the resort will further enhance its service quality. Local forest resource will also be utilized to develop local in-depth tours.

2. The resort plans to organize farmer’s market that can serve as a perfect venue for local farmers to sell their produce, which can be used in different dishes. Travelers can come here to enjoy a resort with the true local flavor.


1. Circular use of agricultural resources to reduce environmental burden: waste, such as animal manure, food waste, leaf litter, and weeds, can be returned to the land to enhance soil fertility. It helps to reduce waste pollution and environmental burden.

2. Continue to promote circular economy and the zero-waste goal in Eastern Taiwan: the farm resort will develop feasible business models that serve the purpose of circular economy and can provide an educational venue in the meantime.

Collaboration Opportunity

1. The resort is looking forward to collaborating with local educational institutes to promote circular agriculture; relevant courses will be offered from time to time.

2. With the partnership of youths who returned to the home town, a market will be organized which connects local producers and consumers to establish an environmentally friendly distribution channel and relationship.

Go top