Visitors to our farm will be familiar with our traditional composting eco-toilets. The second generation versions are being constructed as we speak, available both at the campsite and close to the farmshop. Since 2017 we have recycled all the poo you leave behind.
Energy consumption is overlooked by many farming systems across the world. We feel it is essential that in addition to farming sustainably, one must address energy consumption for both business and personal needs.
Over the years we have built all the structures on the farm and have sought to use simple self-build techniques and natural materials. This culminated in the completion of our Earthen (Cob) farmhouse in 2015. Constructed entirely of natural materials mostly drawn from the farm itself and built by us and a host of volunteers.
Our farm is located in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside and falls within the Cherwell Valley Environmentally Sensitive Area. We have always felt it is our responsibility to ensure the maximum bio-diversity of habitats, plant and animal life can thrive. We have planted several thousand trees over the farmand created two large natural ponds to encourage a wide range of wildlife.
Unlike most commercial farmers, rearing large numbers of fast growing hybrid birds, we choose to rear only traditional and natural breeds of chicken. We maintain our flocks at naturally sustainable and manageable stocking levels, providing them with plenty of access to fresh pasture, providing a non-GM diet, using no chemicals, medication or hormones, on our animals or on our land.