A farm in Shropham, Attleborough has replaced arable crops with wildflower meadows, bringing great benefits to nature and helping the farm to be more resilient against the recent turbulence of the UK economy.
Earlier this summer, we organised a visit to Andy Thornton’s nature-focused farm for a farm walk. Around 60 people attended, learning about the farm’s transformation and the benefits it has created for both the farmer and the local ecosystem.
“The scheme has left the farm buzzing with insects, and has returned fertility to the soil, with biological analysis showing an improvement in its organic carbon, nutrients and biomass.”
“The farm’s transformation has also included the establishment of a glamping enterprise and miscanthus energy crops, while some land is still let for chickens, pigs and turkeys.”
Chris Hill, Agricultural Editor from the Eastern Daily Press attended the event and published a comprehensive article on the scheme and visit.
Read the full story on the Eastern Daily Press Website: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/norfolk-fwag-walk-highlights-manor-farm-stewardship-project-9040876
Header photo by Chris Hill