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Organic farming (Environment)
Ardfern Organics is a partnership run by Alex Armstrong and Jan Sloan. They grow organic fruit and veg at Barrfada Farm, Argyll, and supply shops, restaurants and box schemes.
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.