|Organic Food by County|
Aberdeenshire Angus Antrim Ayrshire Bedfordshire Berkshire Berwickshire Borders Buckinghamshire Cambridge Carmarthenshire Ceredigion Channel Isles Cheshire Clwyd Conwy Cornwall County Down County Durham Cumbria Denbighshire Derbyshire Devon Dorset Dumfries and Galloway Dyfed East Lothian East Sussex East Yorkshire Essex Fife Glamorgan Gloucestershire Greater Manchester Gwynedd Hampshire Herefordshire Hertfordshire Highland Isle of Man Isle of Wight Isles of Scilly Kent Lanarkshire Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire London Monmouthshire Norfolk North Yorkshire Northamptonshire Northern Ireland Northumberland Nottinghamshire Orkney and Shetland Oxfordshire Pembrokeshire Powys Ross-shire Roxburghshire Rutland Shropshire Somerset South Yorkshire Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Tyne and Wear Tyrone Warwickshire West Lothian West Midlands West Sussex West Yorkshire Wiltshire Wirral Worcestershire |
|Northumberland - Gilchesters Organics|
Gilchesters OrganicsGilchesters Organic Farm
Telephone 01661 886 119
Welcome to Gilchesters Organic Farm. Situated 2 miles north of Hadrian’s Wall, this site has been occupied for over two thousand years. Built as a fort to safe-guard the construction of the wall, Gilchesters was the fort by the water. The farmhouse built on the ruins was certainly on the map in the 1640’s. The land has been in continuous agriculture to the present.
However, on acquiring the farm in 1992 the effects of government agricultural policy and commodity chemical farming were clear to see. Only one of the original ten fields had a hedge; the river was silted up; drains and ditches were blocked. The neglect had reduced the farm to a factory floor.
We now have 8km of new hedges, 14kms of uncultivated field margins for ground nesting birds and hunting strips for owls, 2 new ponds, 4 new woods and 5 acres of winter feeding sites for birds. The existing woodland was thinned and opened up using heavy horses. Having water flowing through the land (and drains) once more in conjunction with an organic crop rotation has breathed new life into the soils. The permanent pasture and water meadows are once more a living part of the landscape.
We now have an abundance of wildlife on the farm from skylarks and buntings to owls and beetles. The combination of care for our animals, our land and our environment means that we have a business derived from a landscape that we are really proud of.
The food we produce from this farm reflects our commitment to this place over the years — Free of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. We have organic livestock that are fed on our organic grass and crops, bedded down on our organic straw in winter and all are managed to create a ‘virtuous cycle.’
Creation date : 20/03/2008 @ 21:18
Last update : 20/03/2008 @ 21:18
Category : Northumberland
Page read 7494 times
Print the page
|Other Organic Links|
FAQs Job Vacancies Press Releases Acreditation Bodies Animal Feeds Articles - Health Articles - Organic Baby Beekeeping Bespoke Cookies Blogs and Campaigns Brittany Candles Catering Clothing Complementary and Holistic Therapies Conservation Courses Crafts Drinks Eco/Green Ethical Events Farmers Markets Farming Flowers French Food Gardening Gifts and Hampers Green Search Engines Health Health and Beauty Holidays Holidays - Brittany Home Honey and Honey Products Ice Boxes National Nutritional Therapy Organic Farming Software Organic Food and Health Store Organic Toys Outdoor Activities Paints Permaculture Pets Plants and Herbs Portals Producers Belgium Producers Brazil Producers China Producers France Producers Ireland Producers Portugal Producers Spain Producers UK Recipes Recycling Restaurants Self Sufficiency School Teas Vegan Vegan, Diabetic, Paleo & Free From Wholesalers & B2B