At Godminster Farm we aim to create a self-sustaining environment where nature can regenerate and flourish. Intensive farming has led to the decline of many species of plants and animals that were once common features of the natural habitat and that is something that we want to reverse.
Alongside our organic farming we are committed to reintroducing native species like Grey Partridge to the area. Like many birds, changes in farming practices, such as autumn sowing, hedgerow destruction and use of insecticides and herbicides have made it harder and harder for them to survive in the area.
We recently released a flock of Grey Partridge to the area and because we don’t use insecticides and herbicides, and we use traditional hedgerow management techniques the flock seem to be doing really well. We have seen them around and about the farm all through Christmas and into the New Year – and we are hoping that they will become a much more familiar sight for a long time to come!