Region: East of England
We look after a small farm in the middle of Bedfordshire which includes a willow plantation and hazel coppice. We produce a wide range of products made from willow and hazel as well as selling both as raw materials. We try to look after the farm in a way that has as small an impact on the environment as possible. As well as hazel and willow, we produce beef from a suckler herd of Red Poll cattle (East Anglia’s native, rare breed). They graze old and new meadows which are managed extensively to ensure that the wide range of wildlife that they attract is maintained and improved.
We also offer opportunities for groups to visit the farm to meet the herd and see how we look after the fields and wooodland.