The farm is organised around three intertwining themes: Food Growing, Biodiversity and Community, and based on three broad principles of Diversity, Reciprocity, and Dignity.
At the heart of our approach is the concept of regenerative, holistic land management and healthy communities.
What is Holistic Land Management?
This means making sure anything we do to manage the land is ecologically, socially and economically sound, and respects the connections between everything the land provides – habitat, food, livelihoods and community space.
What is Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative Agriculture means growing food in a way that rebuilds soil organic matter and restores degraded soil biodiversity, which removes carbon from the air and improves the water cycle, as well as producing more delicious and nutritious foods.
What is Agroecology?
Agroecology is sustainable farming that works with nature. It is the application of ecological concepts and principles in farming that help to mitigate climate change impact, supports wildlife and incorporates and adapts agricultural techniques to suit the local area and its specific social, environmental and economic conditions. (Soil Association)
What is Food Justice/Sovereignty?
Food Sovereignty gives communities control over the way food is produced, traded and consumed. Its six unifying principles are: providing food for people; valuing food providers; localising food systems; centring local control; building knowledge and skills, and; working with nature. The food sovereignty movement seeks to guarantee and protect people’s space, ability and right to define their own models of food production, distribution and consumption (Landworkers’ Alliance)