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Open Farm Sunday – 12th June 2022

We’re delighted to welcome you back to Deepdale Farm again this year! Come and find out more about how we farm, and what we’re doing for wildlife. After introductions and some activities in the farmyard, join a guided farm walk at 11am or 2pm.  The walk is about 3km or up to an hour and a half, and we’ll stop […]

Robots at Deepdale

We’re delighted to share that Deepdale Farm has partnered with Antobot and Loughborough University on a new UKRI-funded project that will bring unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to the farm. At Deepdale Farm, while we are farming organically and adopting age-old methods now fashionably described as ‘regenerative’, we are also keen to understand how technology can help us farm better. […]

Green woodworking in the brick barn

Richard Rood has been running a regular pop-up shop at Dalegate Market for the past few years, selling beautiful items of woodcraft from spurtles to stools. He also demonstrates his work on the pole lathe, and has always been happy to answer questions and share what he knows. So we got chatting with Richard about doing more to share his […]

Groundswell 2021

Jason and Nathan headed to Groundswell in late June, their first visit to this hugely inspiring event. The event is all about regenerative agriculture, and we nicknamed it ‘Farmer’s Glastonbury’. There were hugely inspiring presenters, stands, demonstrations, workshops, the Earthworm Arms pub, great street food and a circus tent (used for presentations rather than circus acts). Although the boys’ brains […]

Open Farm Sunday – 27th June 2021

We are really looking forward to our first Open Farm Sunday here at Deepdale Farm. Open Farm Sunday has been happening across the UK for a long time now, so it is wonderful to engage in this event organised by LEAF. FULLY BOOKED – Thank you to everyone who has booked to visit us for our 1st Open Farm Sunday.Pleased […]

What we’re learning about cover crops

This is a longer read than usual, a follow-on from our post about fixing our soils. As heavy rain fell last February after an already wet January, our soil had no more capacity to hold water, and it ran off the fields in growing rivulets, carving channels up to three feet deep and carrying soil away with it by the […]

Interview with Land Management 2.0

This week, Jason and Nathan interviewed with Tim Hopkin, founder of the Land App and Land Management 2.0, an community interest company bringing together experts and thought leaders in landscape management. We use the Land App extensively at Deepdale Farm, from designing our mid tier Countryside Stewardship agreement to various other planning tasks. Land Management 2.0 has been a brilliant […]

@FarmersOfTheUK Tweets

Nathan (@mrnathannelson) and Jason (@earthlyideas) spent the week from 18th January 2021 tweeting as @FarmersOfTheUK, a twitter that features a different farm each week. Each farm approaches the week different, but with the common thread being the story of the farm, and more importantly ineracting with other farmers and interested readers. Nathan & Jason came across the account when looking […]

The problem with root veg

Despite all of our progress with bringing in more sustainable practices on the farm, rainy weather is still causing us issues – runoff and erosion from some fields is exacerbated by bare and loose soils left after harvest of root crops. Here’s why it’s a problem and what we’re doing to prevent more runoff and soil erosion in future.