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How to farm with nature
Good grassland and water management, farming with trees, building soil health and farming organically are some of the ways farmers help to reverse climate change and restore wildlife. And because they reduce the need for costly inputs, these agroecological practices are also good for business. They are ‘win wins’, and we call this farming with nature.
In this section you can browse stories from farmers in Scotland who are practising nature and climate-friendly farming. You can also read tips from the experts we work with and find useful links and resources.
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Planning for Wildlife
Farmer Denise Walton tells us how she and her husband have turned the derelict, over-intensively farmed arable farm they took over in 1993 into an environment which encourages wildlife such as birds and pollinating insects.
Growing apple trees and barley together
Roger Howison of Parkhill Farm explains how he hopes his silvoarable system growing apple trees with barley will be good for livestock, biodiversity and business.
Higher output with regenerative grazing
Charley and Andrea take a holistic approach to farm management and were recently named Grassland Managers of the Year by Farmers Weekly. They tell us how they are putting rotational grazing principles into practice at their farm.