Nature recovery

“In return for the gifts of mother earth, human people have responsibility for caring for the non-human world, as stewards of the land.
 Robin Wall KimmererBraiding Sweetgrass

We are currently living through an unprecedented decline in the natural world, with a devastating rate of extinctions, and species struggling all over the world. This is a massive systemic issue, and we are no longer talking about conserving nature, but restoring it. We can all contribute to reweaving our ecosystems, through providing space for wildlife, preserving our soils and supporting chemical-free agriculture. 

What’s the issue?

Our global food system is the primary driver of biodiversity loss: agriculture alone being the identified threat to 24,000 of the 28,000 (86%) species at risk of extinction across the world.

Farmers have been incentivised to get bigger and more intensive. The struggle to make a living leaves little space for considering the impacts of land use on other species. 

The cumulative impact of this, however, is a world considerably less alive. Once common creatures, like hedgehogs, are struggling to survive on industrial agricultural land. We may have lost around 75% of hedgehog populations in the past 20 years. 

What we do

The more food we can grow locally at small, agroecological farms, the less people need to rely on the industrial food system and food coming from all over the world in ways that are harming the ecosystems there. 

We will always be considering other species in our tending of the land. We aim to support a thriving ecosystem at our site, not only avoiding the use of things that destroy biodiversity, but also investing in supporting and nurturing it; planting new hedges and trees, assigning an area as a wildflower meadow, developing a pond, planting a huge diversity of crops and flowers, to provide food and shelter to wildlife. We’ve also got dreams of nut trees and forest gardens for the future. Find out more about the veg we provide.