What we care about

We are committed to conserving wildlife and farming in a sustainable way to ensure that we can go on producing food for future generations. Working closely with Natural England and the RSPB, we have set up a project to encourage lapwings back to the lower fields; setting aside field margins for wild flowers and grasses to create a habitat for insects. In doing this we are helping to halt the decline of species such as English partridge, yellow hammer, linnet and yellow wagtail, turtle dove and corn bunting.

Working with the River Thame Conservation Trust we aim to improve the habitat opportunities in the stretch of river running through our farm. We are in the process of constructing a fish refuge in the shallow backwaters that appear on the flood plain and have cleared many areas to improve flow and clean up the water.

Owl boxes have also been put up as part of a project to create more habitats and encourage species that struggle to find safe spaces around the city of Oxford.