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Woodlands Organic Farm
Organic farming (Environment)
Andrew and Sue Clarke run Woodland Organic Farm in Lydney, Gloucestershire. They own a small orchard and grow a wide range of seasonal vegetables. A Triodos loan will enable expansion of the small-holding to include processing facilities, providing courses on sustainable living.
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.