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Fordhall Community Land Initiative
Organic farming (Environment)
The Fordhall Community Land Initiative is an industrial and provident society with charitable status. The farm is currently owned by 8,000 shareholders and provides educational and volunteer opportunities highlighting its outstanding beauty of organic heritage and wildlife attributes.
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.