Yesterday we hosted a visit by students on the BSc Sustainable Land Management from Hadlow College. Led by our Manager for Biodiversity and Alternative Energy, Jason Ball, they learned about the farm’s organic production and the diversified business including the Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre, herb production for Neal’s Yard Remedies, the chicken abattoir and butchery unit, organic butchers shops and our home delivery meat hampers.
They were very interested in our projects on renewable energy, sustainable water management, waste management, and wildlife. Two of the most tangible models for sustainable practice include the Eco Conference Centre and the Reedbed System which treats all our waste water, returning it to the chalk cleaner than it was when we abstracted it from the chalk below.
Update: the students started a blog to share their discoveries.