Environmentally Friendly

By being produced locally, "food miles" are kept to a minimum and you can see the crops growing in our fields. Bottles can be recycled and the meal left after extracting the oil is fed to our cattle. Nothing is wasted!

We have  wildlife schemes across our whole farm. The aim is to protect areas of environmental importance such as habitats and water courses.  Our most recent Ventura is the establishment  of Meads Meadow. This wild flower meadow will support the wild life in our local area, helping to create habitats and increasing biodiversity. 

Chiltern wild flower meadow
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Once established our meadow will provide a stable enriched environment where incests, birds and small mammals can survive. To ensure our meadow re mains supportive to these species we carefully manage the meadow. We use our small flock of sheep to maintain a short grass height, this allows the less competitive plants to establish.

During late  summer we'll make hay. The process of making hay allows seeds to full to the ground and re establish the following year.    

Come and visit us at the farm shop and take a walk round our wild flower meadow. Flowering should start by the end of may and carry through till early September. Hope to see you soon.