Great Farm is a trial farm site used to establish whether sustainable food production and wildlife conservation can work efficiently and productively on the average UK farm. We have established 6-metre-wide margins around the edges of the fields which are planted with wildflowers and hay meadows. Hedgerows have been left to grow for longer before being cut and we’re experimenting with practices such as direct drilling. Direct drilling involves planting the seeds straight into the ground (without ploughing and cultivating beforehand), which reduces carbon emissions as well as improving soil and biodiversity.
More information about this site can be found in the 2022 book Land Healer, written by our General Manager of Conservation, Jake Fiennes.
Creating more compost
We are considering how we can generate our own compost on a large scale.Read more
Measuring our natural capital
In order to improve our goal to increase natural capital every year, we first needed to work out a way of measuring it.Read more
Working with our contractors and suppliers
We are working with our wedding and event suppliers to eradicate the use of skips. We’re looking at ways to improve waste on building sites.Read more