Food & Farming
We have 500 hectares of mixed use farmland, demonstrating the links between environment, wildlife, landscape and growing food. Earth Trust encourages and supports the production, distribution and eating of good quality, local, healthy food. Land management, skills and the means needed to produce and distribute food locally, minimising transport and waste are all important ingredients.
Our conservation farming initiative began thirty years ago and developed land management techniques that are now widely used, such as beetle banks and skylark plots. We continue to explore and develop methods to show that farming practices can be environmentally friendly and economically sustainable.