By rewilding, we’re restoring the natural processes that once underpinned our world. This means reintroducing processes such as mixed grazing, seasonal flooding and natural tree growth, to regenerate our damaged modern landscapes and create a myriad of complex, dynamic and diverse ecosystems.
We don’t plough our fields, reducing carbon losses and creating a healthy soil biome. We don’t house or supplementary feed our livestock, they live in the field year-round, grazing what naturally grows around them. So, as well as producing high-quality organic food, we’re taking steps to help combat our climate and biodiversity crises through our regenerative practices.
Crucial to restoring the once environmentally degraded landscape at Watercress Farm for the benefit of nature, climate and community is our wetlands project. This is an exciting part of our wider vision to create genuine positive impact and meaningful change.
OUR WETLANDS PROJECT WILL DELIVER…
Recreate a rich, biodiverse and productive landscape that will attract a host of new animal and plant species
Create a landscape that will sequester carbon, improve air and water quality and help to mitigate flooding
Present powerful opportunities to visit, volunteer and connect with the natural world
“The changes that are already occurring on the site are fantastic to see, and the aspiration to restore diversity and natural processes to the land is inspiring. Our visit was certainly a highlight of our academic year!”
University of the West of England
We have accomplished a wide range of environmental projects that deliver ongoing benefits for climate, nature and community.
REWILDING AND REWETTING
The restoration of fundamental natural processes will be a powerful springboard for biodiversity
In the face of 90% loss of wildflower meadows in the last 50 years nationally, we have planted many acres of nature rich meadows
Preservation of the huge cultural, historic and environmental significance of parkland and wood pasture
Using the combination of various species of grazing animals, we deliver environmentally restorative habitats and high welfare organic meat
Growing a variety of trees through natural regeneration and strategic planting
SURVEYING & MONITORING
Capturing key environmental baseline information with the help of a wealth of local expertise and industry leading ecological consultancies
Recreating a historic orchard with local heritage varieties of apples, pears and cherry
SUPPORT NATURE RESTORATION
Interested in supporting environmental restoration projects and being part of the solution?