Regenerative farming in Cambridgeshire
Farming can contribute to climate change, but there is a solution….
Carbon Neutral Cambridge (who organised the Zero Futures Symposium in May 2019) have worked closely with local farmers to share practical solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss. With funding from South Cambridgeshire District Council and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate, they have produced a film following five local commercial farmers and how they are adapting their farming practices to help cut carbon and double nature. If you would like to regenerate your soil health, have an interest in where your food comes from and how it can be grown in a more sustainable way. Watch the following film to find out more.
Janet Hughes, head of sustainable farming at DEFRA:
“An inspiring film from Cambridgeshire, worth watching From the Ground Up”
Prof Jenni Dungaith, one of the leading global soil experts:
“I found this completely inspiring and the farmers so rational and well-informed.”
- Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) – NFFN are a group of farmers who have come together to champion a way of farming which is sustainable and good for nature. They hope you will join them to help highlight that farming and nature can go hand in hand. The network is open to farmers and the public alike and there is no cost to join.
- Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) – They work to inspire and enable sustainable farming that is prosperous, enriches the environment and engages local communities.
- Sustain – The alliance for better food and farming. They believe everyone should have access to healthy and sustainably produced food that protects people, animals and the planet.
- Cambridge Sustainable Food – An innovative and growing partnership of public, private and community organisations in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. They work with each other to promote a vibrant local food system all along the supply chain and in our community.
- Permaculture Association – Using permaculture design empowers you to make the right choices for a sustainable future. Whether you are involved in gardening, farming, planning, building homes, economic regeneration, or business.
The RSPB purchased Hope Farm 20 years ago, to identify and demonstrate how to farm profitably while addressing the loss of farmland wildlife. Farm manager Georgie Bray explains how their efforts have since seen the recovery and return of declining farmland populations and a 400% increase in butterflies. Now attention is turning to ways of maintaining production and biodiversity in the face of escalating climate change. Screening from Saturday 3 April.
What decisions can you make to reduce the impact of your food choices on biodiversity?