Location: Royston, Hertfordshire
20% off the price of a Guided Tour of Guilden Gate organic smallholding for Soil Association members. A group of up to 5 people for £20 (a saving of £5 on normal prices).
Guilden Gate organic smallholding offers an holistic vision that blends historic wisdom and moden technologies in one practical example of a sustainable way of life. The Guided Tour will explore a mixed mosaic of native hedging, wild flower meadows, coppice woodland, vegetable fields and fruit orchards that yield organic vegetables, herbs and fruit. The interconnected smallholding 'eco-system' meets its water requirements through rainwater harvest and a borehole. We have a complete recycling system for our greywater - straw and bark filters vertical and horizontal flow reed beds as well as a solar pond and a willow trench soakaway. We are not on mains sewerage as we have a dry twin vault compost toilet.
Guilden Gate independently generates its own net energy needs from renewable resources. The sun, when it shines, heats our water and our wind turbine meets our electricity requirements. The woodland, planted in 1999 provides our wood for space heating. Our energy conservation and biomass planting when combined with the provision of our own energy, means, Guilden Gate is a net zero C02 emissions site.
Guilden Gate, 86 North End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Herts SG8 5PD
Tel. 01763 243 960