16-10-2020

Increasing Organic Matter

Soil that is regularly sprayed with chemical fertilisers tends to have fewer worms. It becomes sad, low quality and, frankly, starts to smell like a pair of old socks! When soil is left alone to support grazing cows and sheep it tends to fare much better. See for yourself. If you lift a spadeful of soil from a well-drained, regeneratively farmed field it will smell delicious and be home to plenty of worms and bugs (plus more organic matter that you can’t see – like networks of fungi). Biology at its best: arthropods, roots, bacteria and fungi making for fertile, rich soil. Plants love it, and in turn so do all the things that rely on plants for food and shelter.

other news

20-04-2021

Bioblitz 2021

Lockdowns notwithstanding, we plan to host the Wyke Farm Bioblitz weekend on June 25th - 27th.  It will be two…

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07-04-2021

The Wyke Farm BioBlitz is scheduled – 25th-27th June

The Wyke Farm BioBlitz is scheduled to be held between 25th and 27th June 2021.  If you would like to register, please…

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16-10-2020

Moth Night 2020

We were delighted to welcome local experts and conservation enthusiasts to Wyke Farm at the end of August, to coincide…

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