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We direct all our efforts to work sustainably, to protect our soil for future generations and maximise the biodiversity mix in and around the fields we grow in

Grennn Energy Abrey FarmsOur Holistic approach to rotation and cropping allows us to produce healthy crops with minimal environmental impact.

Precision Management using new technologies allows us to use minimum inputs to meet crop needs.

Green Energy is used to power our site in the form of Electric and Heat from our 703kW Biogas Plant  (running on our own vegetable waste and energy crops) along with 340kW of electric from solar panels on the roofs of our buildings.  By products from the biogas plant in the form of a liquid and solid fraction provide useful fertiliser and soil conditioner.

Water a key resource in vegetable production for both producing a viable crop and ensuring consistent quality is collected in the winter months and stored in lined reservoirs for use in the spring and summer months when our crops are growing actively. 

We set aside over 10% of our land to Environmental Focus Areas.

The Brecklands have some key priority areas which we try and focus on; these include priority habitats and species

A newsting Stone Curlew
The Onion crop provides a great habit for the nesting Stone Curlews

Nesting plots for stone Curlews  These birds like dry open spaces with bare, stony ground where they can nest.  We cultivate these plots ahead of their nesting period which begins in March as the onions grow with a very open canopy until the latter stages of the growing season.

Our managers and team understand the importance of identifying nesting birds and once identified we mark the areas, and farm around them

Other focus areas include;

  • Buffer strips - Grass buffer strips which may provide new habitat and form links or corridors between other habitats
  • Pollen and Nectar flower plots - beneficial to bumble bees, butterflies and hover flies throughout the summer
  • Winter Bird Food - We establish a mix of cereals, brassicas and other plants which produce small edible seeds to meet the autumn, winter and spring food needs of farmland birds (like the corn bunting)
  • Cover crops & Catch cropping - provide Cover crops help to reduce leaching on land that would normally be left bare or down to stubbles during winter. It may also reduce the risk of potential pollutants, such as sediment and nutrients, being carried to neighbouring watercourses.