Farm Visit – Strickley Farm, Cumbria
Following our Nature Means Business conference, our NFFN steering group members will be hosting farm visits across the UK. This is a great opportunity to see farming with nature in action and these tours will provide an insight into how nature can positively impact business, through reduced inputs and improved natural capital. This is also a chance to meet other like-minded nature-friendly farmers!
All farm visits are free and spaces are limited. Book your place on any of the below farm visits by emailing Rhys – email@example.com. Name, email address and phone number will be required to book.
Strickley Farm is a 145-year-old farm in Cumbria, southeast of Kendal. As an organic dairy farm, they have 300 acres made up of pastures and meadows, woodland and a pond, with some areas kept as wildlife habitats. Fields range in size from about an acre to ten acres, divided by hedges and dry stone walls.
James’ approach to supporting nature includes planting trees, leaving areas of grassland ungrazed, maintaining sensitive hedgerow management through a hedgelaying rotation every 20-25 years, and fencing off watercourses to improve water quality, so there is less silt and soil from his cattle on the banks.
Farm walk and talk is followed by a light lunch.
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