We understand that our soil is our most important asset. As a result all of our operations try to both protect and improve soil quality. In fact soil health is a passion for the Farms Manager and he describes the soil “like a compost.” If you were to plant a seed at home, you would go to the garden centre and buy a rich compost. Our aim is to make our soils as rich and healthy as that compost – all the work we do with our soils has this aim in mind.
Soil health refers to the state of the soil. It is a correlation between the millions of living organisms, organic matter (food source) and soil structure. The first thing you notice with a healthy soil when dug is the abundance of life, be it as large as an earth worm or as small as the threads of fungus growing within.
With our whole-farm approach to soil management, we are succeeding; in improving the quality of our soil every year.
This page explains our approach.