Västergården is one of the Foundation’s 16 archipelago farms. As on nearby Lådna, farming and forestry have been carried out here for several hundred years. Agriculture on Hjälmö could be resumed and the future of the Oppgården farm on Lådna, which was under threat of closure, became secure after the Archipelago Foundation acquired land on the islands. The farms are now leased to farmers who used to work on these islands.