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Mole End Farms
Organic farming (Environment)
Sara and Paul Ward set up the Kent based Mole End Farms in 1996, their 24 acre orchard was certified as fully organic in 2000 by the Soil Association. They have developed the business into one of the best known and most talked about orchards in UK, winning a number of awards.
Organic agriculture recognises the relationship between our environment, our health and the food we eat. As well as high animal welfare standards, organics avoids the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers and helps to revitalize the earth. And, because organic farming releases less greenhouse gases than non-organic farming, it means a smaller carbon footprint for the environment. Lending in this sector varies from dairy and meat, to forestry and fruit.