OUR FARM CONTINUES TO CHANGE THE FACE OF BRITISH FARMING
There are many examples of innovation and progressive farming techniques at Daylesford Organic Farm. The Wilderness Wetland uses grazing cattle and sheep to enhance a wildlife-rich flood meadow habitat. The agroforestry project applies the symbiosis of ranging laying chickens, trees and fertile soil for fruit and vegetables to stock enterprises and the food production of a 30-acre field, which in turn enhances habitat for pollinators and farmland birds. We also manage the whole story of our table chickens from the parent flock, hatchery, open field and tree-planted ranges into the poultry abattoir and then on to our shops and cafés. This is unique to Daylesford.
Drawing upon these examples of innovation, high welfare and best practice organic farming prompted the Daylesford Foundation to form AGRICOLOGY, compiling a national platform of practical, sustainable farming information. Agricology is a collaboration of thirty sustainable farming organisations that profile examples of agroecological farming from across the country for farmers to learn and adapt to a resilient, sustainable model of food production.