Simon and Lizzie have farmed the land since 1988 and purchased it in 2008 and it is very much a family farm.
Sophie, 32 the youngest daughter, has loved the farm from a very young age and was always keen to be involved. From the age of 16 Sophie has worked on the Farm, she helps support and diversify the business with her main role of Shepherd.
Katie, 35 works part time in the Farm office alongside other administrative self employed work. She lives outside Canterbury with her son Max.
The farm is in the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme to conserve and enhance the chalk grassland on the North Downs.
One of the objectives of the scheme is to increase the numbers of English Grey partridge and we have seen a significant increase of those numbers in the past 5 years.
We also have an area of the farm which is a “Site of Special Scientific Interest”. An SSSI is a formal conservation designation which describes an area that’s of particular interest to science due to rare species of fauna or flora.
This area of the farm is home to butterflies and orchids. Because of this, no fertilisers or sprays are applied to these areas and they are farmed responsibly to improve their biodiversity.