With our annual green audit approaching very soon, every year we look to improve on our positive environmental outputs!
We thought we’d share with you some of the steps we have taken to become more sustainable, ethical and to protect the natural environment.
We are a small, family run business and Joe’s background in environmental management means that we have been able to ensure very low energy usage for the running of our site as well as undertaking work that captures Carbon from the atmosphere.
Doing traditional meadow management, tree planting, retention of ancient hedgerows and working with Natural England in our SSSI all help with carbon sequestration.
We have a huge variety of habitats such as woodland, rivers, bog, grassland, ponds and hedges which provide homes for lots of different species.
We are a designated site of scientific interest because of the otters and kingfishers living by the River Camel which runs through our site.
We have also left lots of areas wild for animals to live in their natural habitats, bringing back many species of plants and animals that we haven’t seen for years!
Take a look at some wildlife we have spotted around our grounds:
Hedgehog release site
We have recently become a release site for hedgehogs with the Prickles and Paws charity. We have made a hedgehog area to help prevent British hedgehogs from becoming vulnerable to extinction and we know that we have some hogs already.
Our planting has been done with nature in mind, especially in our dedicated wildlife bed.
We have designed this to attract as many pollinators as possible. Our plants such as evening primrose and teasel seeds are left to seed; providing food for the many birds we have on site.
We have been busy planting lots of trees and reinstated a Cornish orchard of over 40 fruit trees!
We’ve plenty more ideas to implement and lots of projects that we are working on so please keep in touch with us and feel free to visit!