Farm for the Future - Friday 20th February BBC 2 8pm.
Rebecca Hosking finds out how she can make her families wildlife
friendly farm in Devon, a low energy farm for the future and
discovers that nature holds the key. As part of her journey throughout the UK, she visits Charlotte Hollins at Fordhall Farm.
With her father near to retirement Rebecca Hosking returns to her
family’s wildlife friendly farm in Devon, to become the next
generation to farm the land.
But last years high fuel prices were a wake up call for Rebecca.
Realising that all farming and food production in the UK is
completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel – particularly oil
- Rebecca sets out to discover just how secure is this oil supply.
She is met with some alarming answers, which drive her to find ways
of farming without using fossil fuel.
By seeking advice from experts, pioneer farmers and growers, Rebecca
learns that is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low
Rebecca's story is fantastic, and we wish her the best of luck with her new and exciting venture on her families farm. The future for farmers is indeed in a time of change. Farmers must find new ways to be sustainable, and many of these will probably rely on the knowledge and experience of our ancestors, who new that caring for and working with nature was paramount to their success. This is an issue that effects us all and a programme that will be fascinating to watch.Charlotte Hollins