Fixing our soils

The flooding and erosion we experienced over last winter showed us that the soil on Deepdale Farm was in need of attention. ‘Farmed out’ was one expression used, not the way we say we farm something out when we get someone else to do a job, but that the soil had literally had the goodness farmed out of it. Deepdale […]

Copy and paste flower-rich grassland

We took a quick trip over to Warham today where farmer Phil Harrison had kindly left us some bales of cut grasses and wildflowers. We moved these to Deepdale Farm where we plan to spread them on one of our fields – this mix of dozens of species is truly diverse and couldn’t be replicated using bought-in seed. It’s a […]

Looking Forward after a Wet Winter

Here at Deepdale Farm, we have great ambitions to improve the farm for wildlife and people and to farm more sustainably. We’ve been thinking about a wide range of projects – no idea is too insane. We’re really excited about the future. Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, however (as John Lennon sang). So thanks to […]

The Hedge Collective

At our most recent conservation weekend, we gave one of our oldest hedges some much-needed TLC – and planted more trees. We’re only just getting started. We’ve just been celebrating some birthdays on Deepdale Farm. Some of our hedges are three. In February 2017, 20 volunteers gathered and planted almost 3,000 hedging plants around our campsite. The hedges are a […]