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Organic farming (Environment)
Jim Twine runs a 200-acre organic farm in Somerset with his business partner Luke Hasell. Together they supply organic products to local customers through The Story.
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.
Jim Twine, The Story Group
For me Triodos was a natural business partner. I never thought about shopping around - I just wanted the peace of mind that being Triodos brings. From a practical perspective the bank has always been really helpful, supporting various developments on the farm.