As the work to re-roof the old dairy continues we are looking for ways to use the materials and plants that have had to be moved to make way for the build. When the driveway was widened in November we had to remove a small section of the old hawthorn hedgerow. Not wanting this to end in the chipper, Charles and Duncan very kindly agreed to replant the best hedge trees into the field as a wildlife feature.
Formed into a small ring, these trees will hopefully re-grow during the spring to create a wildlife sanction amongst the grazed grass. We also plan to plant other wildlife friendly plants in this area over the coming weeks. Even if the hawthorn does not regrow the dead matter here will provide a wonderful habitat for invertebrates, birds and small mammals.
Fordhalls new facilities have been generously part funded by Advantage West Midlands
We are young and determined people assisted by over hundreds of volunteers who have come together to ensure this beautiful traditional countryside is saved. We are increasing the rich biodiveristy of the farm and helping to educate people about the pasture to plate cycle. Demonstrating that small-scale farming connected to the local community can offer a viable way of life for generations to come.