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Linscombe Farm, Devon

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Linscombe Farm, Devon

Linscombe Farm lies in a quiet valley in mid-Devon. Its 28 hectares have been registered with the Soil Association since 1996. The overall aims for the farm are to create a healthy environment that produces wholesome food for the local community.

Composting

Linscombe Farm is the Soil Association’s first demonstration composting farm. The farm's composting enterprise shows the importance of making good compost for sustainable food and farming. In a teaspoon of healthy soil there can be over one billion organisms. These are essential to ensure that crops and plants get the minerals and nutrients they need to be healthy. Compost is the best way to feed these organisms and in turn feed the plants.

Vegetable box scheme

Linscombe Farm delivers boxes of fresh, home-grown organic vegetables to 150 customers each week. The farm grows over 300 different varieties of crops. Membership of HDRA's heritage seed library helps preserve traditional and rare breeds of plant.

Wildlife

The farm promotes a range of wildlife habitats and has created two new ponds, planted hedges and two hectares of woodland. The farm is rich in birdlife including bullfinch, linnet, skylark, and snipe. Buzzards breed on the farm and deer and badgers are often seen.  

Arranging a visit   

Please call the farm to arrange your visit. Groups and schools are welcome by arrangement, and the farm holds a number of special open days and training events throughout the year.  

How to get there   

By road:  From Crediton, take the A377 towards Barnstaple. At Copplestone, turn right at Celtic stone cross into ‘Bewsley Hill’. After around two miles you will come to New Buildings. Turn left and after half a mile, turn right down no through road. After half a mile you will find the farmyard on the left hand side.  
By bike: Find your route on the Sustrans website         

Contact details   

  • Phil Thomas and Helen Case, Linscombe Farm, New Buildings, Sandford, Crediton, Devon    EX17 4PS   
  • T: 01363 84291         
  • www.linscombe.co.uk   
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